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Re: What DMCA stands for

From: Merijn de Weerd
Subject: Re: What DMCA stands for
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 20:04:44 +0200
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On 2006-10-05, Alfred M. Szmidt <> wrote:
>    Censorship is about stopping original content being propagated, not
>    about stopping the propagation of material copyrighted by somebody
>    else.
> Copyrighted material is often original material, DMCA/EUCD stop the
> propagation of this material, even if all users have this moral right;
> thus, censorship.

No. You are censored if you are not free to voice or propagate 
your own opinion. Inflating this term to also mean the stopping
of copying of other works will only desensitize people to
real censorship.


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