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Norbert Wiener on Law - Dictionary of Arguments

II 107
Law/Wiener: Legal problems are communicative and cybernetic, i.e. they are the problems of orderly and repeatable regulation of certain critical situations.
Ideas/Wiener: Our patent law is based on a misunderstanding of the concept of invention.
II 108
This has to do with a fundamental error concerning the essence of communication itself. It is a false theory of invention on which copyright is based.
An invention is an invention if it is based on an incomplete knowledge of its subject matter.
II 116
In the USA, the discoverer is denied any ownership rights to a natural law discovered by him.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

WienerN I
Norbert Wiener
Cybernetics, Second Edition: or the Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine Cambridge, MA 1965

WienerN II
N. Wiener
The Human Use of Human Beings (Cybernetics and Society), Boston 1952
German Edition:
Mensch und Menschmaschine Frankfurt/M. 1952

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