Authors in the US do not have some fundamental right to profit from their writings!

“The US constitution does NOT have any sense of authors and inventors being owed anything by society. Read the powers clause, and observe that it is written solely from the point of view of what benefits the people as a whole. Authors and inventors in the US do not have some fundamental right to profit from their writings and inventions!”

http://movingtofreedom.org/2006/10/06/thomas-jefferson-on-patents-and-freedom-of-ideas/

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