"Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here: private ownership vs. open source, and so on."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Tim Berners-Lee on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Tim Berners-Lee on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Tim Berners-Lee on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Tim Berners-Lee on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Tim Berners-Lee on Plato
"Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch."
"Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design."
"The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation."
"We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal."
"The Google algorithm was a significant development. I've had thank-you emails from people whose lives have been saved by information on a medical website or who have found the love of their life on a dating website."