[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: More FSF hypocrisy

Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 08:59:03 -0500
User-agent: slrn/ (Debian)

On 2009-03-23, Thufir Hawat <> wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:26:59 -0400, Rjack wrote:
>>>> In the current suit Free Software Foundation Inc. v. Cisco Systems
>>>> Inc. the FSF is asking for monetary damages:
>>> which is commercial, so the comparison fails there.
>> Read the Grokfud link:
>> [ Update: Ray Beckerman sends a correction. He says the reasoning of the
>> four cases and two law review articles and the brief is equally
>> applicable to commercial copyright infringement defendants.]"
>> Sincerely,
>> Rjack
> " So it's more support for the concept of proportionality and asking the 
> court to consider the Constitutionality of statutory damages in copyright 
> cases involving noncommercial individuals."
> -from the above link.
> *cases involving noncommercial individuals*.  Is cisco such an 
> individual?  

...even in Pirate culture there is a distinction made between piracy
for personal use and piracy for commercial gain. Of course this is a
line that has been blurred in recent changes to the law. It's a 
distinction that used to be there and quite plain in the law. It has
been eroded at the request of media monopolists.

        On the subject of kilobyte being "redefined" to mean 1000 bytes...

        When I was a wee lad, I was taught that SI units were        |||
        meant to be computationally convenient rather than just     / | \
        arbitrarily assigned.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]