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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:02:16 -0000
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> 
>> terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> > See
>> >
>> > http://www.gema.de/fileadmin/inhaltsdateien/verein/Verteilungsplan_JB_08_09.pdf
>> >
>> > for distribution of such levies in Germany.
>> >
>> > Note that GEMA is not a branch of government and the system of levies
>> > does not undo the system of copyright (that is what Stallman wants).
>> 
>> Effectively, it is rather close to undoing the system of copyright: the
>> standard GEMA contract (and unless you are rather special, you'll not
>> get anything else) binds the rights of _all_ of your output for a rather
>> large minimal time span (2 or 5 years, don't remember which) to the GEMA
>> forever.  So if you hope to make _any_ serious use of your copyright,
>> you have to sell it away completely.  Not just for a single work, but
>> for all your output.  Neither you nor your heirs regain control of it
>> for anything that gets published ever again.  
>
> Stop hallucinating dak.
>
> http://www.allmusic.de/tool.php?tool=forum_1_0&fid=5&kurz=tontraegerverwertung&beitrag=926&page=1

[...]

I always find it fascinating when you spout your derogatory ridicule and
abuse, then go to the pain of digging up some quote on the web that
flatly contradicts your position.

So it is 6 years, even longer than I remembered.  And yes, this link
quite explicitly states: _if_ you expect to make money, that's what you
have to do.

Go figure.

-- 
David Kastrup


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