[linux-elitists] California Copyleft Research Initiative of 2001

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Sun Jul 1 12:13:36 PDT 2001

>>>>> "H" == Heather  <star@betelgeuse.starshine.org> writes:

    H> No, but citizens in each state can develop an individual
    H> campaign to lobby their Reps and Senators to support a bill
    H> with the features.  If the campaign organizers stay in contact
    H> with each other, I think they call that a PAC...

The problem is that it's too slow a process, and it lacks any public
visibility. The main problem here is a media perception one, and not a
legal one.
    H> "fair" unless defined, is merely pleasant buzz.

Well, DUH. The whole point here is to lay down groundwork for public
opinion -- that "fair" == "copyleft" and not "unfair" == "copyleft."

    H> (warped thoughts of the software piracy checkers being sent in
    H> to take away your research manuals because you are being flaky
    H> on your taxes, so you are losing your license to them until you
    H> pay up.)

I love it!

    H> Why don't you ask the FSF and EFF if they could get behind it?

I doubt they would. Again, folks, the primary idea here is -not-
repeat -not- to get this initiative passed. Oppositely, it's a
guerrilla media attack to preempt suggestions that information freedom
in research is somehow "unfair to business." Quite the contrary,
preventing freedom in research is unfair to everybody -- individuals
and businesses.

~Mr. Bad

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