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Re: [OT] Droit d'auteur vs. free software? (Was: query from Georg Greve of GNU about Debian's opinion of the FDL

On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 07:50:45PM +1200,
 Nick Phillips <nwp@nz.lemon-computing.com> wrote 
 a message of 42 lines which said:

> I guess the reason for that opposition is because it empowers the
> original, human, author in such a way that the large publishing company
> cannot possibly disenfranchise him by conning him into signing a
> particularly vicious contract when he desperately needs their money.

Yes, and it seems to me a nice aim. This is why I oppose the "common
law copyright".
> Both the nasty big company and the nice free software distributors
> are at the mercy of the author's whim.

I disagree. See the detailed message I just sent to debian-legal, with


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