We aren't against all IP on principle, but we think the current arrangements,
especially in the US, are flawed and risk actually stifling innovation rather
than fostering it. See some remarks
(and other messages
in the same thread) made in the context of a discussion about whether we
should be working for the UN IP advisory group!
Opinion on this issue tends to be rather polarised. If our position strikes
you as necessarily anti-capitalist and cranky, we invite you to take a look
at The Economist of April 8th 2000 (available
on-line if you are a subscriber, or see a quote
from that issue's first leader).