Schlagwort-Archiv: Eigentum

Spaziergentum.

Aren’t personal property and private property essentially the same thing, though? No! There’s a difference between things that are owned by persons and things that are owned by entities, and although that difference has been obscured by over a century’s worth of “corporations are people” rhetoric from the right, it’s still an important one. Scale matters: It might be reasonable for Bob to say I can’t go hang out in his backyard gazebo while he’s on vacation, but it’s far different for The Bob Corporation to say that I’m not allowed to set foot in a certain forest, beach, park, shopping mall, or abandoned soap factory.

Nick Slater: The Innocent Pleasure of Trespassing

Alles nur geklaut.

Den Acker pflegen ist ein Ding, den Acker besitzen ein zweites. Und diese beiden Dinge dürfen nicht durcheinandergebracht werden. In Sachen des Eigentums ist das Recht des ersten Besitzers unsicher und schlecht begründet. Das Recht der Eroberung hingegen ruht auf soliden Grundlagen. Es ist allein zu achten, weil es allein sich Achtung erzwingt.

Anatole France: Die Insel der Pinguine

The Farmer Bay.

The pièce de résistance in John Deere’s argument: permitting owners to root around in a tractor’s programming might lead to pirating music through a vehicle’s entertainment system. Because copyright-marauding farmers are very busy and need to multitask by simultaneously copying Taylor Swift’s 1989 and harvesting corn? (I’m guessing, because John Deere’s lawyers never explained why anyone would pirate music on a tractor, only that it could happen.)

And, somehow, the notion of actually owning the things you buy has become revolutionary.

Kyle Wiens: We Can’t Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership, In: WIRED 04.21.15

Professional Homeless.

Lustig, dass ich in meinem "self storage" alles, nur nicht mich selbst aufbewahren darf.

Things which should belong to nobody/everyone.

  • The Internet
  • Cinemas
  • Theaters
  • Libraries
  • Woods
  • Water
  • Food
  • Air
  • ...

PostEarthRock.

"Please, tell me: Why did you come to our planet?"

"Your planet?"

"Yes! This is our planet."

"No, it is not!"

Long Distance Calling - Into The Black Wide Open

(quoting from The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008))

Car, Piano, House, Motorbike.

I do not want to own anything which is heavier than myself.

And I accept that this implies renting a place to live.

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