Re: [linux-audio-user] so.... u wish to hear something completely horrible

From: Rob <lau@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Aug 16 2006 - 21:51:04 EEST

On Wed August 16 2006 14:30, Lee Revell wrote:
> Well, I happen to think the law is correct and logical in this
> case. My creations are my property, and I should have the
> same right to make a living by selling them as a sculptor or a
> baker or a carpenter does. Copying my creations without my
> permission denies me the right to make a living by selling my
> creations, in exactly the same way that theft deprives a maker
> of physical objects of that right.

It's true that copyright holders managed to get the laws changed
in most places to fit what they would like reality to be, but
reality remains unchanged. Copying is still just copying, not

Most people grasp that intuitively, which is why there's always
such a huge divide between the legal and ethical arguments on
this topic. Then there's credit vs. remuneration and whether one
should be entitled to make a living at whatever livelihood one
chooses and a whole slew of other issues that can be used to
confuse the issue, and usually are.

But when someone uses the "you'd copy a song but would you steal
a car?" argument to invoke an emotional response, I'll always
correct him. We all have our pet peeves and that's one of mine.

Received on Thu Aug 17 00:15:03 2006

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