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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 16:03:20 -0000
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Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> In gnu.misc.discuss David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>> Hey, I write free software too.  :-) I also don't download music or
>>> films (apart from very occasionally non-copyright recordings).
>
>> There is no such beast.  Even if the original has been created more than
>> 50 years ago, the process of digitizing is, like making a good
>> photograph of a painting, something needing nominal skills and judgment
>> and consequently bordering on copyrightable.
>
> These recordings are, presumably, placed on the internet by the people
> who remake them, in the expectation they will be downloaded.  This surely
> constitutes a form of consent (or is it entrapment?) They are donating
> their work to the public good, just as other hackers do.


It's now your supposition that any art on the net (music, video etc) on
the net was put there by the original author or person who re-mastered
it?

lol.



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