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Re: Freedom. . . NOT

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: Freedom. . . NOT
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 15:27:29 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 09:31:54AM -0400, Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Rjack wrote:
>> "Forced" sharing through copyright misuse is illegal theft.
> <>
>     To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts,
>     by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors
>     the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and
>     Discoveries.
> To borrow some usage from Terekhov,
> "exclusive"
> "exclusive"
> "exclusive"
> "exclusive"
> "exclusive"
> Copyright holders have exclusive rights to their work. Except for
> discrimination against protected classes, they have complete control
> over who is allowed to make copies and redistribute them, and setting
> conditions, even arbitrary ones, is well within the scope of their
> constitutional rights. In any case, no one is "forced" to share since
> no one is forced to use GPLed software. If a programmer chooses to use
> it, and distribute programs that include it, he has to abide by the
> conditions of its license.
> This is what the JMRI appeals court recognized, and what you fail to see.
> The world has changed around the existing law, which didn't envision a
> vibrant community of works distributed under free licenses which demand
> sharing and attribution rather than money. Case by case, and eventually
> by statute, you will see that the law will come to fully embrace these
> free licenses and their provisions.

        The lawyer representing Skype still continued to argue for a bit into
        that direction, which resulted one of the judges making up an
        interesting analogy of something like: "If a publisher wants to publish
        a book of an author that wants his book only to be published in a green
        envelope, then that might seem odd to you, but still you will have to do
        it as long as you want to publish the book and have no other agreement
        in place".

It seems the world insists on defying Therekov/Rjack's perception of
reality. The World is a Vampire... :)



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