[linux-elitists] ANNOUNCEMENT: We're going to Washington. Meeting announcement
Karsten M. Self
Fri Feb 8 01:33:30 PST 2002
on Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 04:42:54PM -0800, Don Marti (email@example.com) wrote:
> begin Tina Gasperson quotation of Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 07:20:46PM -0500:
> > 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).
> Declining to offer a subsidy or monopoly is different from
> Ultimately, allowing Congress to tweak copyright terms based on
> content could lead to the Mainstream Media simply saying whatever
> the government wants them to, since they could get their copyrights
> truncated for hate speech or sedition or whatever subject Congress
> doesn't like that week. But no big loss anyhow.
They could take the _profit_ out of such speech.
However removing copyright removes the restriction for _others_ to print
same. Remember, it's copyright that's an incentive by _restricting_
rights to make, copy, modify, distribute,.....
/me continues preaching to the choir and stating the obvious....
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal
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