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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war

Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:02:29 -0000
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On 2010-09-25, Hadron <> wrote:
> David Kastrup <> writes:
>> Hadron<> writes:
>>> Barry Margolin <> writes:
>>>> In article <>,
>>>>  Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
>>>>> Uh comic rms.
>>>> But at least he's consistent.  I haven't read the GNU Manifesto in a 
>>>> while, but I'm pretty sure he suggested a similar system to compensate 
>>>> programmers in a world where all software is free.
>>>> BTW, we already have a program where the government pays artists: the 
>>>> National Endowment for the Arts.  Does anyone really want to see that 
>>>> become the sole way that artists get paid?
>>> Yup. In Ireland IMRO, Germany GEMA etc etc.
>>> And how does he propose to judge who gets what? Everyone gets the same
>>> or what?
>> Uh, how about you actually first _read_ what you are flaming about?
>> It's not like he does not address this.
> Oh please.
> The whole subject is nonsense.
> It was semi rhetorical.
> People do work. They get paid. They try to protect their creations from
> thieves. Unprotected music/video/sw is stolen.

    Making the "product" less useful won't do that.

    Neither will taxing completely unrelated products.

    Neither will eroding basic property rights.


    Destroying the world for a fools errand is just not logical.

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