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

On Sun, May 18, 2003 at 08:21:18PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com> writes:
> > In the US, I could mutilate your work, but I couldn't pass it off as 
> > yours (that would be misrepresentation, possibly fraud).  If you were 
> > alive, I couldn't distort it to give you a bad reputation: that 
> > would be libel or slander, depending.  (Dead people have no 
> > right to defend their reputations in the US.)
> I think I've figured out what's really going on with Duchamp.
> The French think Duchamp can "mutilate" the Mona Lisa because he's
> French, and Da Vinci is Italian.

Hey, wait, I thought only the Americans, British, and Germans were
nationalistic chauvinists.

/me coughs while people forget the etymology of "chauvinism"

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