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Infosocialism is a fictional philosophy originally created by David Pulver, Jon F. Zeigler and Sean Punch for the Transhuman Space role-playing game. Infosocialism posits that information and ideas are the primary means of production. It holds that copyright laws are amoral and that all intellectual property rights should be owned by one entity, usually a government or a private organisation (such as the Free Software Foundation). The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... Philosophy is a discipline or field of study involving the investigation, analysis, and development of ideas at a general, abstract, or fundamental level. ... Transhuman Space is a role-playing game published by Steve Jackson Games as parts of the Powered by GURPS (Generic Universal Role-Playing System) line. ... A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game in which players assume the roles of fictional characters via role-playing. ... For copyright issues in relation to Wikipedia itself, see Wikipedia:Copyrights. ... Critical legal studies Jurisprudence Law (principle) Legal research Letter versus Spirit List of legal abbreviations Legal code Pointless law Natural justice Natural law Philosophy of law Religious law External links Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Law Look up law in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In law, particularly in common law jurisdictions, intellectual property or IP refers to a legal entitlement which sometimes attaches to the expressed form of an idea, or to some other intangible subject matter. ... A right is the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled or a thing to which one has a just claim. ... The Free Software Foundation logo The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a non-profit organization founded in October 1985 by Richard Stallman to support the free software movement (free as in freedom), and in particular the GNU project, through the use of GNU Licenses (see below). ...


Although fictional, it has found some adherents.


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Infosocialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (307 words)
Infosocialism was originally a fictional philosophy created by David Pulver, Jon F. Zeigler and Sean Punch for the Transhuman Space role-playing game.
Infosocialism posits that information and ideas are the primary means of production.
It holds that copyright laws are immoral and that all intellectual property rights should be owned by one entity, usually a government or a private organisation (such as the Free Software Foundation).
Infosocialism: A future Ideology? - Alternate History Discussion Board (1618 words)
For anyone who's at least looked at Steve Jackson Games' GURPS Transhuman Space RPG, there's an important future ideology named infosocialism.
The possibility of infosocialism becoming an actual form of gov't seems unlikely- an possible policy or meme, on the other hand, may exist in popularity.
If infosocialism existed side by side of regular liberalist democracy, companies would still be capitalistic and governments still exist (seeing as everyone can make drugs from free recipies, bad medicine could become a problem for instance).
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