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  • May 18th, 2019 @ 9:09am

    Thanks for asking

    I don't know why I read that article, as it looked like old news, but when I saw that you had outstanding legal bills and were asking for help, I couldn't say No. I renewed my Friend of Techdirt status (which had lapsed. Why didn't you ding me?)

    Anyway, I hope my contribution can help keep you going. There is nothing else on the Internet for copyright and patent issues like Techdirt and I read RSS from Techdirt every day.

  • Dec 12th, 2017 @ 6:56am

    There is only one free thing in a free market (as KW England)

    We won't get anywhere in this country until people understand what is free about the free market. The only thing that is free is the freedom of the buyer and seller to find each other and strike a deal at a price they choose. Everything else has to be regulated: free roads, enforcement of contracts, anti-collusion, anti-trust, blocking of competitors, cartels, ... The list is endless.

    Without rules, the freedom of the market is lost. You can argue that government should stay out, but then you are responsible for describing to us what institution will make the rules for the market. There is no "free-market" as a singular thing. There are markets and then there are markets with rules that make them free in the sense I described above: buyers and sellers freedom to deal.