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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war


From: Hadron
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:02:22 -0000
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> 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?

The state of censorship is Germany is almost as bad as it was back
then. WHY cant people buy a copy of this book legally in germany? Why
may people not use the Nazi symbol even when using it to fight Naziism?
Why can a historian not legally purchase an original Iron Cross
(ultimate symbol for bravery)? It's a bit mad.


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