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Re: More FSF hypocrisy


From: JEDIDIAH
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 08:59:03 -0500
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On 2009-03-23, Thufir Hawat <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:26:59 -0400, Rjack wrote:
>
>>>> In the current suit Free Software Foundation Inc. v. Cisco Systems
>>>> Inc. the FSF is asking for monetary damages:
>>> 
>>> which is commercial, so the comparison fails there.
>> 
>> Read the Grokfud link:
>> 
>> [ Update: Ray Beckerman sends a correction. He says the reasoning of the
>> four cases and two law review articles and the brief is equally
>> applicable to commercial copyright infringement defendants.]"
>> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20090321164736122
>> 
>> Sincerely,
>> Rjack
>
> " So it's more support for the concept of proportionality and asking the 
> court to consider the Constitutionality of statutory damages in copyright 
> cases involving noncommercial individuals."
>
> -from the above link.
>
> *cases involving noncommercial individuals*.  Is cisco such an 
> individual?  

...even in Pirate culture there is a distinction made between piracy
for personal use and piracy for commercial gain. Of course this is a
line that has been blurred in recent changes to the law. It's a 
distinction that used to be there and quite plain in the law. It has
been eroded at the request of media monopolists.


-- 
        On the subject of kilobyte being "redefined" to mean 1000 bytes...

        When I was a wee lad, I was taught that SI units were        |||
        meant to be computationally convenient rather than just     / | \
        arbitrarily assigned.


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