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From: Neil Carpenter <primate_at_mindspring.com>
Date: Thu Jan 16 23:37:00 2003

From: "Sellam Ismail" <foo_at_siconic.com>
> For instance, everyone take Mickey Mouse and do something with it: make a
> new cartoon, introduce new characters based on him, write new stories,
> draw him in porn, etc. If thousands of people did this and disseminated
> it over the web, Disney wouldn't be able to do anything about it but turn
> to the courts. The courts would have a mess on their hands because the
> only recourse would be to shut the internet down. It could force the
> issue. Maybe. It's an idea.
> But something must be done. Blowing up Disney's world headquarters would
> make a nice statement.

Apparently you don't truly own and value any intellectual property of your
own. What you suggest is theft, as surely as if I were to break into your
house and begin moving out computers on handtrucks while you were away. It
doesn't matter if the property is owned by Disney or by me...it is property.
Appropriating it because you feel you have some _right_ to it (even though
you neither created it yourself nor paid for its creation) would put
somebody firmly into the Bolshevik camp.

If you want to make a statement, stop buying Disney products. Convince your
friends to stop buying Disney products. That is how honest, decent men
censor a company...not by hollow threats, even if they are weakly labeled as

Received on Thu Jan 16 2003 - 23:37:00 GMT

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