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Re: gpl licensing

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: gpl licensing
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2006 23:30:19 +0000

Seg, 2006-12-04 às 18:47 +0100, Alexander Terekhov escreveu:
> Richard Tobin wrote:
> > 
> > In article <>,
> > Alexander Terekhov  <> wrote:
> > 
> > >> >Intellectual property is property.
> > 
> > >> And property is theft.
> > 
> > >
> > 
> > As usual, you miss the point.  Just as the fact that's there's an
> > often-quoted assertion "property is theft" doesn't prove that property
> > IS theft, the fact that someone coined the phrase "intellectual
> > property" does not mean that such a thing exists.  Both are just
> > slogans for a political viewpoint.
> Intellectual property is a slogan? It's a law, not a slogan. 
> And as for theft (of intellectual property)...

Well, this is about theft of *Trade*Secrets* not of "intellectual
property". My my, what a perfect example of a misnomer "ip" really is.

So an unlawful copy should be punished in the same way as below
described (that's the purpose of the term "ip", you know?)... what a
fantasy world you live in.

> -------
>                              PART I--CRIMES
> Sec. 1832. Theft of trade secrets
>     (a) Whoever, with intent to convert a trade secret, that is related 
> to or included in a product that is produced for or placed in interstate 
> or foreign commerce, to the economic benefit of anyone other than the 
> owner thereof, and intending or knowing that the offense will, injure 
> any owner of that trade secret, knowingly--
>         (1) steals, or without authorization appropriates, takes, 
>     carries away, or conceals, or by fraud, artifice, or deception 
>     obtains such information;
>         (2) without authorization copies, duplicates, sketches, draws, 
>     photographs, downloads, uploads, alters, destroys, photocopies, 
>     replicates, transmits, delivers, sends, mails, communicates, or 
>     conveys such information;
>         (3) receives, buys, or possesses such information, knowing the 
>     same to have been stolen or appropriated, obtained, or converted 
>     without authorization;
>         (4) attempts to commit any offense described in paragraphs (1) 
>     through (3); or
>         (5) conspires with one or more other persons to commit any 
>     offense described in paragraphs (1) through (3), and one or more of 
>     such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy,
> shall, except as provided in subsection (b), be fined under this title 
> or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
>     (b) Any organization that commits any offense described in 
> subsection (a) shall be fined not more than $5,000,000.

+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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