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Re: Freeness of licence for wwwcount?

"Joe Smith" <unknown_kev_cat@hotmail.com> wrote:
> 17 USC 106 (which 17 USC 117 references) subparagraph b, is rediculous.

1. that is all about US law. Debian is distributed many other places.

2. many people consider much copyright law ridiculous. Sadly, it's
still the law and does "the law is an ass" ever work as defence?

> Classical copyright is the effective law. It is what more or less existed 
> prior to the DCMA. It was how most people veiwed the law.

Most people can't tell copyright from a hole in the ground (and
to be honest, they shouldn't need to. Dratted lawyerisms.)

Start at http://www.templetons.com/brad/copyright.html

> It is hard to 
> convict somebody for violating a law that they honestly have no reason to 
> belive they might have violated. [...]

Never heard the expression "ignorance is not a defence"? One
would still be found guilty, but penalties less severe.

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