Was No Copyright the Real Reason Behind Germany’s Industrial Expansion?

Many people have written to point to this interesting article in Der Spiegel, which points to a new book that concludes that German’s rapid industrial expansion in the 19th century may have been due to the absence of copyright law.


  1. Robber Baron says:

    I’m sure you can always grow your business faster if you don’t haver to pay for your raw materials

  2. Raw Materials
    @Robber Baron – Good point. Just imagine what humanity could do if we could reproduce raw materials as easily as information.