Friday, June 23, 2006

Science fiction about IP

The Calorie Man, by Paolo Bacigalupi. Instead of drug-sniffing dogs, this tomorrow has dogs engineered to sniff out unlicensed IP. No petroleum, but still lots of licensing: Lawyers, like cockroaches, will survive the apocalypse.

Has anyone done a bibliography of IP-related sf stories? Not the standard cyberpunk/Cory Doctorow stuff where IP is floating around in the background -- that can either be interesting or annoying, depending -- but ones where the plot turns on IP law.

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