Well, then according to Bill Gates you’re a pinko commie.  The latest edition of Wired reports that Gates believes that copyright reformers are “modern day communists.”

The kerfuffle started when Gates was asked in a News.com interview if intellectual property laws should be reformed. He replied:

“No, I’d say that of the world’s economies, there’s more that believe in intellectual property today than ever. There are fewer communists in the world today than there were. There are some new modern-day sort of communists who want to get rid of the incentive for musicians and moviemakers and software makers under various guises. They don’t think that those incentives should exist,” he told News.com.

The comments show just how out-of-touch Gates is with a large and growing community of people who have embraced the ideas of open source and building on one another’s creative works, proponents of copyright reform say.

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