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Re: [dvd-discuss] computers and networks 101
- To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] computers and networks 101
- From: Noah silva <nsilva(at)atari-source.com>
- Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 22:44:39 -0400 (EDT)
- In-Reply-To: <200110240131.VAA31448@emperor.hwrd1.md.home.com>
- Reply-To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Sender: owner-dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
> >Jack Valenti and the intellectual property community. OTOH....while
> >congress is out of session, they are not passing more
I for one, am /not/ against intelectual property. That's one reason I
don't love GPL, as it seems to be aimed not only towards supplying free
software, but towards preventing related commercial software.
As a software developer, I do think my time and code is worth money. If I
choose to give it away free, that's great, but I think it is something of
value that is given away.
I think that likewise, authors of books, movies, etc. (or whatever entity
owns the copyright) have a right to profit from their work.
The reason that I am on this list is that I want to see that the public
gets their rights too. The way to stop piracy isn't by trampling my
rights. I will copy my CD if I like to. If they want to go after piracy,
they should leave me alone and go after the mass pirates.
-- noah silva