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From: Paul Berger <sanepsycho_at_globaldialog.com>
Date: Fri Jan 17 00:07:01 2003

On Thu, 2003-01-16 at 23:39, Neil Carpenter wrote:
> 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.

Now that's total BS .... If I copy a program/video/song you still have
the darned thing, unlike if I walk off with your computers. Somebody
that makes a copy of something *may* be depriving an author of possibly
income, but if someone is too cheap or really can't afford to buy it in
the first place, "lost income" is just BS.

Ideas and physical objects are totally different!!!

That said I believe if you find a program/video/song useful that
somebody else created they deserve some sort of compensation, but the
whole idea of "Intellectual Property" is bullshit.

Received on Fri Jan 17 2003 - 00:07:01 GMT

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