Monday, September 04, 2006

Religion and copyrights

The problem for knowledge creation/dissemination that copyrights/patents try to solve is freeloading.
In early human evolution (around 50,000 years ago) the original solution to free-loading in society was the development of religion as a way to create the collective sacred. The collective sacred was where bonds of trust and reciprocity were formed and grounded.
Language and religion may well have evolved together.


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