WWW2010: Jefferson On IP, Copyright

In his chat with Lee Raine at Future Web, Doc Searls (@dsearls) referenced Jefferson’s writings on intellectual property. Here’s the quote from Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of The Founder’s Constitution, 13 August 1813. Emphasis added. It would be curious then, if an idea, the fugitive fermentation of an individual brain, could, of natural […]