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Re: [OT] Intelectual Property Law

On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:17:56 -0500
John Hasler <jhasler@newsguy.com> wrote:

> Celejar writes:
> > This is dogma.
> It's just advice to someone who seems to think that owning copyrights
> makes the publishers his "masters".

Fair enough.

> > There is a great deal of software, and certainly other cultural
> > material (books, movies, music) out there which has no FLOSS
> > equivalent, and I don't have the time / skill to manufacture my own.
> Do as you will.  The point is, you don't actually _need_ that stuff.

Quite true.

> You peruse it by choice (and so do I (except for the movies)).


> > Is it really reasonable to refuse to read all books that have not been
> > released under a FLOSS license?
> It is evidently feasible to not read at all.  I'm sure you have
> neighbors and/or coworkers who are living example of that.



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