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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The FSF Allows No Derivatives,

From: Will Hill
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The FSF Allows No Derivatives,
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 12:16:35 -0500
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Misleading translations prove that misleading translations are a problem we 
need to think about.  Right now, GNU could go after Google, Bing and other 
bad actors if they were to provide bad translations.  Will this be enough?  
How will things be improved by getting rid of ND?  I'd rather see resources 
put elsewhere than contributing to a Scroogle campaign.  I'm not comfortable 
with the situation but encourage honest efforts.  

Copyright in the US is still mostly civil law, enforced at the discression of 
the offended party which may be selective.  If it were not that way, we could 
not make licenses and exceptions like the GPL.  I do not consider it unjust 
to give people the power to avoid misrepresentation and plagiarism.   

Go ahead and publish your translation.  I can't speak for GNU but I imagine 
the worst thing that would happen to you is that you will be told to take it 
down.  In the best case, you will get some corrections.  That seems to be how 
GNU deals with infringement.  

You have told me that getting rid of ND will liberate honest efforts.   I've 
objected that it will give people with wealth and power more advantages and 
won't work.  Are there any studies showing us what really works?  

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