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Re: School encouraging non-free software

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: School encouraging non-free software
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 21:55:45 -0500
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In article <>,
 Rui Miguel Seabra <> wrote:

> In an argument with the teacher, it became obvious at a certain point
> that I would be able to dennounce the University to the proper
> authorities for inciting to commit copyright infringement under
> coersion.

This seems like a big stretch.  Most university courses require you to 
use non-free textbooks -- would you claim that they're coercing you to 
infringe those copyrights to avoid paying the purchase price?  If not, 
why do you think they're forcing you to infringe the application 

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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