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Re: This is when piracy/theft become expression of freedom
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:44:09 -0500
On Sun, 29 Jan 2012 18:18:59 EST, "Byron L. Sonne" said:
I'm sure if the copyright lobby had their way, they'd require us to wear
special glasses in order to see our laptop screens, on the assumption
that anything not explicitly licensed was assumed to be unlicensed, and
thus pirated, which we would be blocked from our field of view... and as
a result, some girl/guy who wants to write a simple freeware text editor
now has to jump through regulatory hoops and spend money to obtain a
special registration that allows their text editor to display to the
screen. This is a cheesy example, but I think it makes the point.
Stallman was about 15 years ahead of you: https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html
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