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Re: Questions on proprietary program using gcc libraries


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Questions on proprietary program using gcc libraries
Date: 20 Jul 2004 22:21:09 +0200
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Rui Miguel Seabra <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, 2004-07-20 at 18:36 +0200, Stefaan A Eeckels wrote:
> > physical copy you own. Once you transfer the 
> > IP to another medium, you're infringing. Thus, 
> 
> I think on most countries private copies aren't an infringement.
> Of course this doesn't apply on the UK, for instance, where format
> shifting CDDA to, for instance, MP3 is an infringement.
> 
> And RIAA & Friends would surely like it to be an infringement worldwide,
> preferably punished just as severely as killing people.

I think we are not there yet.  It is just somewhat more severely
punished than rape up to now IIRC.  Well, maybe manslaughter would be
less severe, but murder is definitely punished more severely than
copyright infringement.  Yet.

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David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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