Re: A letter for Mr. Darl McBride - personal use
On Sun, 1 Feb 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 12:09:43PM -0500, Al Davis wrote:
> > You took. You gave nothing back.
> > Napster took. It gave nothing back.
> I admit it I am a leach, I take stuff off Usenet for my personal gain once in a while
> I post something of value, but overall I take more than I give. Even leaches have their
> usefullness, help in reducing blood clots after surgery. Most people on Usenet could be
> considered parasites, in the same way Robin Hood takes it from the rich and gives to the
nothing wrong with "personal use"
and "leaches" can also provide valuable info ??
- it tests the network and infrastructure
- it tests that the "commodity" is of value to the "market"
- it doesn't cost a dime, to do a fairly accurate market survey
since pr/marketing/ad agencies/distribution are out of the loop
- lots of other benefits???
the problem is when people [$$-hungry corps] try to sell and make $$$ off
of other people's hard work and do so in violation of copyrights and
napster and other cmmercial entities for the sole purpose of
bypassng licenses, distribution and royalties [deserve, imho] to be
on the other hand, dmca is taking "it" way too far