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Re: [OT] Droit d'auteur vs. free software?

On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 02:50:28PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> That's ludicrous.  Rights are not preserved by revoking other rights.

Sure they are.  My right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, not be
bathed in gamma radiation, etc., is preserved by revoking the rights of
U.S. corporations to pollute.[1]

However, given the current de facto U.S. political system, I'm not going
to count on my rights being so preserved.

[1] Your "right" to swing your fist only ends at the tip of my nose if
    you haven't bought laws from the government that enable to keep on
    cruising, all the way through my skull and out the other side.
    Needless to say, large corporations in the U.S. and other countries
    have in fact bought precisely that.  It's called "limited liability".

G. Branden Robinson                |     It's not a matter of alienating
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     authors.  They have every right to
branden@debian.org                 |     license their software however we
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     like.  -- Craig Sanders

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