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



On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 04:08:33PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> What about Marcel Duchamp?  Dammit, stop ignoring the question!  For
> Duchamp, "violating" the Mona Lisa was an integral part of the
> artistic statement being made.  Does that not count?  Address the
> case.  So far it merely looks like you think that it's ok, except when
> it isn't, and you can't or won't say which.

Perhaps many Europeans understood droit d'auteur as one U.S. Supreme
Court justice famously understood pornograhy:

	"I can't define it, but I know it when I see it."

Three cheers for non-objective law.

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |    A celibate clergy is an especially
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    good idea, because it tends to
branden@debian.org                 |    suppress any hereditary propensity
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    toward fanaticism.    -- Carl Sagan

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