(OT) Unauthorized copying ... was Re: (no subject)

From: Paul <subsolar_at_subsolar.org>
Date: Sat Jan 18 04:38:57 2003

On Fri, 2003-01-17 at 01:53, Sellam Ismail wrote:
> For example, I can never create a character called Dickey Mouse because
> Disney would have a shit fit and sue my ass off. A company can't call
> it's operating system "Lindows" without getting its ass sued off. This is
> a real problem. The intent is not to rip-off other people's work, but to
> use it as a basis for new creative invention. This is how we advance as a
> civilization. If you don't believe me, sit back and let the corproations
> maintain ownership of everything, and then let's see how far we progress
> in a generation.

I'm having fun watching companies as they use the DMCA for stopping
competing products like universal garage door openers (Chamberlain vs
skylink) and competing toner cartridges (Lexmark vs. Static Control
Components). This is a totally wacked system with a runaway program.

> Ok, the day you read in the paper that I blew up Disney's headquarters,
> I'll also be sending you a check for One Million Dollars!!

That would be an act of commercial terrorism ... even talking about it
could land your ass in jail! :^)

Received on Sat Jan 18 2003 - 04:38:57 GMT

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