IIPSJ: What if social justice was a song with a copyright?

What if social justice was a pill that was patented and could save the lives of millions of people, but it never reached those people because they are poor?

What if social justice was a song with a copyright, but the people who created the song couldn’t sing it without paying someone else?

What if social justice was a trademark, but it was used on products to pollute urban communities and oppress the poor?

As our world becomes ever more dependent upon technological and scientific developments, we will be forced to engage issues of access. In addition, we will be charged with giving inventors, artists, and entrepreneurs the tools to exploit the economic value of their creative works and inventions.

This is the work of IIPSJ.

Institute for IP and Social Justice
http://iipsj.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16&Itemid=29

(note: “…but the people who created the song couldn’t sing it” <— i think they meant the people as in 'the people'. Not the authors. Otherwise they would be able to sing it.)

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