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Re: Open source - Free software

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 20:46:19 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
>> What one buys is the book, which is the media prepared by the printer
> But that's not what King sells to publishers and not what he was
> selling on the net in The Plant experiment. Intangibles can also be
> sold, retard.

You'll find that he does not sell the content itself (though he'll
pass on a manuscript in the course of the sale), but rights to print
said contents, made explicit in a contract.

Again, there is a difference between media and content.  You can't buy
the content since it is not tangible.  And buying the manuscript is
not tantamount to buying publishing rights (manuscripts are actually
bought and sold as memorabilia, too, impressed with the contents, but
without rights to the contents).

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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