The Tatiana Show – IP Special


Tatiana talks IP with industry experts.

– Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of, Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, a frequent contributor to Newsweek, and author of five books. He has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the scholarly and popular press. His new book is Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World , with an introduction by Patrick Byrne of and a foreword by investor Roger Ver.

– John Light is product marketer at Abra, co-founder of Bitseed, author of Bitcoin: Be Your Own Bank, free software advocate and contributor, and advisor to cryptocurrency startups and investors. He co-organized the Decentralized Web Summit in 2016, co-organized Blockstack Summit NYC in 2015, hosted the P2P Connects Us podcast, founded the Buttonwood SF bitcoin trading meetup in San Francisco, and is an avid reader and writer on the topics of peer-to-peer technology, philosophy, and culture.

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Hey! My name is Tatiana Moroz. I am a passionate singer-songwriter heavily involved in the Libertarian and Bitcoin movement. I have created the first ever artist cryptocurrency Tatiana Coin and also founded an activist talent agency called Same Side Entertainment. I recently launched Crypto Media Hub which is an advertising network for the Bitcoin world and beyond. It's free for advertisers and we work with almost every major media outlet in the space including Bitcoin Magazine, YBitcoin, Bitcoinist, Brave New Coin, Let's Talk Bitcoin, Coin Telegraph and many more.


  • Let’s kick this off! How are you able to have a successful photography company without the state to enforce copyright and/or IP laws? I personally have a very successful wedding photography company and one of my biggest selling points is my philosophy on intellectual property. I’d love to hear other’s successes, or problems, and will happily explain how I do it!

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  • Wasn’t sure exactly were to put this, but here’s this question. In an anarcho-capitalist society, how would copyright and patent disputes be handled? I.e., what systems might be put in place to protect innovators and creators from theft of ideas?

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  • Seems no one has linked to the Bip Cot concept yet so I’ll just make a quick intro post and see what comments move the discussion along. “The BipCot NoGov License allows any use of software, media, products or services EXCEPT by governments.” From the FAQ Q. So, the BipCot NoGov license… this a joke? A. No. It’s a license we wrote that we’re comfortable with. We are using it on software, media, products and services of our own, and we encourage others to use it. And it’s getting used and spread. For more on whether or not the BipCot license has “teeth”, please see Email conversation I had with Mark from Negativeland about BipCot.

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  • It seems to me like utilities are a sort of natural monopoly. Though you could move to another area if a utility company is charging too much for power for example, because of the way I understand the grid is configured, one is pretty much a captive of the utility company serving the area. There’s also a cap on how much a utility could abuse it’s monopoly with self-generation using solar cells or even using in-situ gas micro turbines (though it’s still a rather high cost) Has anyone ever defined a good system which could foster competition between utility companies, even in the same area? Dunno how it is in the US, but here in Quebec, there is an analogous situation with internet. The big telecom companies are obligated to allow “resellers” to use their cables for distributing internet service. But kilowatts don’t have IPs and such, so I’m not sure exactly how it could work with electricity. This always seemed to me like an “achiles heel” to anarcho-capitalism and an argument for at least minimal government to legislate against such “natural monopolies”. I was wondering if anyone had already put some serious thought into this conundrum.

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  • All monopolies are State granted. Unless someone owns every bit of a specific resource and unless there are no other resources that can serve as substitutes (practically an impossibility, in other words) the competitive forces that exist in the market never permit the formation of a monopoly. It is only when the State – with its fascist nature – gets involved that a monopoly can ever manifest itself. The State then uses its near-monopolist position as the supplier of ‘education’ to propagandize the people into thinking that the State is needed to protect people from monopolies and to ‘equitably’ provide certain goods and services. What a myth! Such are the characteristics of living in the Dark Ages of economics!

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