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Re: CLUEBAT: copyrights, infringement, violations, and legality

On Wed, 2003-01-29 at 05:16, Branden Robinson wrote:
> * Under U.S. law and the laws of most countries I'm familiar with,
>   copyright IS NOT A NATURAL RIGHT.  [...]
>   This means that one should not use the
>   terminology or rhetoric of natural rights (such as the right to free
>   speech, exercise of religion or freedom of conscience, security and
>   privacy in one's person and effects, freedom from cruel and unusual
>   punishments, and so forth).

Indeed, the relevant right is the right to free speech, which
is the right to promulgate ideas, not to do the opposite.

Thanks for the well written rant.

Thomas Hood <jdthood0@yahoo.co.uk>

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