Wednesday, February 29, 2012
"The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence. A proper government is only a policeman, acting as an agent of man's self-defense, and, as such, may only resort to force only against those who start the use of force." -- Ayn Rand (1905-1982) Author Source: "Atlas Shrugged"
"The primary objective of copyright is not to reward the labor of authors, but [t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts." To this end, copyright assures authors the right to their original expression, but encourages others to build freely upon the ideas and information conveyed by a work. This result is neither unfair nor unfortunate. It is the means by which copyright advances the progress of science and art." -- Sandra Day O'Connor (1930-) American jurist, first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States Source: Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service Co., 1991
"An important art of politcians is to find new names for institutions which under old names have become odious to the public." -- Talleyrand [Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord] (1754-1838) 1st Prince de Bénévent, French diplomat