[linux-elitists] ANNOUNCEMENT: We're going to Washington. Meeting announcement
Wed Feb 6 16:20:46 PST 2002
Don, I read your piece with interest. I think you are right in your
explanation of the spirit of copyright. And as much as I abhor
pornography and gratuitous violence in movies and video games, and as
effective as shortening the copyright term would probably be, I don't
think it is the government's job to "legislate morality" (bad cliche,
but it fits). I do think we should shorten the copyright term across the
board, though, because I agree wholeheartedly that so-called
"intellectual property" isn't really property at all.
Don Marti wrote:
> Here is an op-ed piece I wrote last year -- it's called "Congress
> Can Take the Profit Out of Selling Sex and Violence to Kids"
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