If It Ain’t Broke…

Michael Belinksy ’08 closes his convoluted pro-theft op-ed in today’s Daily Dartmouth by conflating two notions: cheap online access to information, through Apple’s iTunes and the like, and intellectual property rights. He’s somehow arguing that the existence of the former necessarily means the latter is outdated and in need of revision. However, that Apple is selling material online—and making a killing at it—in fact means that intellectual property laws are working just fine.