Intellectual Liberation Front: Actions.

  1. Use and broadcast these concepts.
  2. Use and broadcast free knowledge (knowledge already released under free licenses)
  3. The Intellectual Liberation Front declares a civil, but firm and determined opposition, to whoever wants to limit the people from accessing to knowledge (software).

    ILF does not istigate to violate the existing laws but to work in order to change existing (wrong) laws.

    Patent and Copyright could even be abolished; in no case limits should last for more than a few years. Knowledge as such cannot be limited. Limitations to intellectual freedom should even be abolished; if not, they must have well-defined constraints. Copyright should be limited to one specific representation of knowledge, and patents should protect one object built using one specific new idea. The patent protects the object, not the knowledge. These were the limitations to intellectual freedom as they were originally designed. This means that the the knowledge (software) used in the patented object can be learnt, taught and used. Patents should just prevent the same kind of object to be sold by competitors for a limited period of time. Concepts learnt from a software (book, computer software, music) can always be represented in different ways. The knowledge is free, copyright protects just one specific representation. The author rights must be enforced like the paternity right; the author rights are permanent: plagiarism should be a crime. On the contrary, the monetary rights must hold for a short time to maximize the knowledge of the works. Today there are unpublished works (or works previously published but not reprinted) that cannot be copied or broadcast in any way. The knowledge of these works simply getslost.

Verbatim Copying. 2007. Renzo Davoli