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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 16:02:20 -0000
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RJack <address@hidden> writes:

> On 9/25/2010 5:55 AM, David Kastrup wrote:
>
>> By the time the stuff started being performed, the copyright even for
>> today's standards (70 years after author's death) in civilized
>> countries (those without Disney-controlled perpetual copyright
>> extension laws) would have run out.  Of course it is utterly
>> unlikely that the
>
> In an "uncivilized" country like the United States, Gene Krupa and Roy
> Eldridges' "Drum Boogie" composed in 1941 would still enjoy copyright
> protection today. Tell me DAK, in an obviously more "civilized" country
> like Germany, would the documents directing the gassing of five million
> innocent men, women and children in 1941 still enjoy copyright
> protection today?

Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is not in legal circulation beyond existing
copies (of which there are none too few) because the state of Bavaria
asserts the copyrights.

However, non-"literary" documents "directing the gassing..." like
letters of command would not have copyrightable creative content,
anyway.

Are you sure you know what your trolling is supposed to achieve?

-- 
David Kastrup


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