Re: Linux and GPLv2
On Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 03:38:19PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 03:10:41AM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 07:45:24AM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > > Fair use is an American perversion. It does not exist in most of the
> > > rest of the world in anything like the same form. Anything that relies
> > > on the American notion of "fair use" is non-free, because in the UK
> > > that means "Non-commercial use only".
> > Out of curiosity, what is it about fair use that makes you call it a
> > "perversion"?
> In opposition to the norm. That's the real definition, once you
> discard the arbitrary labels of 'right' and 'wrong'.
Something which is merely "in opposition to the norm" is "unusual". A
perversion is something which is both unusual and worse. Fair use may
be unusual, but I don't really understand how it's worse.