Piracy was Re: HH drives

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Date: Tue Apr 15 19:58:00 2003

> if somebody takes offense at what they are doing.

> and let them know they can get a criminal records, do jail time
> and receive millions in fines if somebody takes offense at what
> they are doing.






Also note, there was recently a request for information from a
country which the US has economic sanctions against.


Perkin-Elmer equipment might have "dual use" applications.

At 06:35 PM 4/15/03 -0500, you wrote:
>On Mon, 2003-03-10 at 16:46, Lawrence Walker wrote:
> > Why does this legalistic crap with high moral tone
> > forever come up on the list. For the most part almost
> > all old computer collectors are using programs illegally.
> > a thousand others sitting on a program which they won't
> > put into public domain due to not giving a shit about the
> > end user.
>I usually take the extremely legalistic point of view to highlight to
>people that the current system of copyright is broken, and only getting
>more so to protect the interests of a few.
>Whenever I catch somebody I know doing something that is technically
>illegal I point out this fact most strenuous and let them know they can
>get a criminal records, do jail time and receive millions in fines if
>somebody takes offense at what they are doing. I will then suggest that
>if they think this is wrong they should contact their representative and
>suggest things be changed.
>Most shrug, figure I'm a kook (probably right) and don't do a damn thing
>... this is why things won't change.
> > Why is there not an similar outcry about companies like
> > Lotus or Borland that put out products that were obsoleted
> > companies it's tit for tat. Apple and a few others do the
> > decent thing but they are the exceptions not the rule.
>Borland has released some of their old dos compilers on their community
>site, so I would not knock them too much. They sold off the rights to
>many of their applications so I would not expect them to release them to
>the public.
>I'm hoping that the shareware type idea will come back with the rise of
>open-source software creating new niches, and the big software companies
>charging for support & updates. You don't want support, the software is
>free, but if you want somebody to answer questions, you need to pay the
>author something.
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