I agree otherwise, except the framing of the argument between "IP abolitionists" and "IP maximalists". The problem is, that "Intellectual property" in itself is a loaded term. When you start discussing issues in the terms of "intellectual property", you are already introducing bias to the conversation, by implicitly acknowledging the validity of the concept of "intellectual property".
Originally Posted by Serge
Also, just for the record, I don't think being a centrist is automatically a virtue in every issue. Sometimes it's better to take a stance in one direction or another, even if that stance is considered "extreme" by most. A lot of world-changing ideas have been considered "extreme" when they were first introduced.
Yeah, this thread totally went off topic :P