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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:02:49 -0000
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JEDIDIAH <jedi@nomad.mishnet> writes:

> On 2010-10-02, Hadron <> wrote:
>> David Kastrup <> writes:
>>> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
>>>> Tim Smith wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>>> Digital music, computers, and the internet have changed that. First of
>>>>> all, copying is fast and easy. 
>>>> Since shoplifting in a is
>>>> certainly faster and easier than stealing in the pre-supermarket era,
>>>> why not go 'total communist' and make food and household merchandise
>>>> free as well?
>>> When you can do shoplifting in the privacy of your home, we'll be at a
>>> comparable situation.  When I buy fruit in a supermarket, nobody would
>>> think of installing surveillance cameras on my ground in order to make
>>> sure that I don't plant the seeds of the fruits I buy (actually,
>>> companies like Monsanto did take samples on private property
>>> <URL:> and would likely have
>>> succeeded even in Supreme Court if there had been any indication that
>>> the farmer in question had actually sprayed his fields with the killer
>>> herbicide Roundup after getting his seed culture contaminated with
>>> Monsanto's Roundup resilient seeds).
>>> But Sony, for example, installed root kits on the computers of people
>>> who bought music CDs from them in order to make sure that they would not
>>> try copying the CDs.
>> It takes a special kind of idiot to equate planting seeds from mother
>> nature to copying someones hard work and potentially distributing it for
>> free. I salute you.
>      Seeds don't come from "mother nature". They're the result of thousands
> of years of shared effort and common cultural heritage. Monsanto and Disney
> are rather similar in this respect. Both abuse centuries of cooperation and
> collaboration.


Thats up there with some of the more outrageous bullshit even you have

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