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Re: Brief update about software freedom and artificial intelligence

On Mon, 2023-02-27 at 01:45 +0100, Roberto A. Foglietta wrote:

> Because the principle of the copyright existence is about protecting
> the authors' exclusive of that {business, commercial, marketing}
> rights.

The purpose of copyright is allegedly (in the USA) "To promote the
Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to
Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings
and Discoveries.". The author's rights are *secondary*, which is why
fair use exists. Of course these days copyright isn't very time-limited
and in the age of DCMA/DRM, video mashups, fanfic and supporter-funded
creators, copyright just ends up limiting progress in many fields,
another reason why fair use is important. Making fair use only
available for non-commercial uses would almost destroy it.



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