Re: [OT] Intelectual Property Law
On 03/08/12 02:09, Celejar wrote:
On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:17:56 -0500
John Hasler<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
This is dogma.
It's just advice to someone who seems to think that owning copyrights
makes the publishers his "masters".
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.
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.
I just have to wade in with one additional point.
Back in the day I remember when CD-ROMs were being promoted/released.
I think it was on Blue Peter.
They demonstrated how robust a medium it was by spreading marmalade
(it's like jam) on the thing, wiping it off and showing that it still
These days I don't dare look sideways at a CDs or DVDs in case they
catch a scratch.
I'm backing up my collection onto hard disk and I'm using a CD/DVD
repair kit, and I have to use it once or twice on those items I watch
more frequently, "oh gee, I must have watched that one a lot, out with
the repair kit".
This is all going to change once augmented reality really kicks in -
last time I checked you could still invite friends over to watch a movie
or listen to music.
Once "your place" becomes virtual, no copyright laws are being broken,
or am I wrong here?