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There is now incontrovertible evidence that all life on Earth arose through rampant, unrestricted molecular copying with slight random variations from time to time over billions of years. This amazing process occurred spontaneously, and led to, among many other wonderful innovations, the human brain.
The key innovation allowing the seemingly-miraculous results of this amazing process was the near-perfection of the molecular copying process invented spontaneously by nature, with no intelligent designers.
Unrestricted copying gave rise to all life on Earth from (essentially) nothing.
Imagine a charter nation (like Paul Romer's and Octavio Sanchez' failed charter city experiment in Honduras) where no copyright laws and no international treaties restricted copying. Imagine this nation solemnly swore off all copyright legislation and refused to sign any international treaty or trade agreement involving copyright. How would the world be different in longnow.org time-frames?
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