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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 16:02:39 -0000
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Tim Smith wrote:
>> [...]
>>> Digital music, computers, and the internet have changed that. First of
>>> all, copying is fast and easy. 
>>
>> Since shoplifting in a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarket is
>> certainly faster and easier than stealing in the pre-supermarket era,
>> why not go 'total communist' and make food and household merchandise
>> free as well?
>
> When you can do shoplifting in the privacy of your home, we'll be at a
> comparable situation.  When I buy fruit in a supermarket, nobody would
> think of installing surveillance cameras on my ground in order to make
> sure that I don't plant the seeds of the fruits I buy (actually,
> companies like Monsanto did take samples on private property
> <URL:http://www.percyschmeiser.com/conflict.htm> and would likely have
> succeeded even in Supreme Court if there had been any indication that
> the farmer in question had actually sprayed his fields with the killer
> herbicide Roundup after getting his seed culture contaminated with
> Monsanto's Roundup resilient seeds).
>
> But Sony, for example, installed root kits on the computers of people
> who bought music CDs from them in order to make sure that they would not
> try copying the CDs.

It takes a special kind of idiot to equate planting seeds from mother
nature to copying someones hard work and potentially distributing it for
free. I salute you.



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