Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music - Jamendo and censorship

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Date: Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 3:54 pm

On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 12:40 +0100, Cesare Marilungo wrote:

I agree. Those who run Jamendo have every right to censor what is
on their site. We just don't think that censorship is correct. Because
of that we don't think that a site for audio should be censored in any
way.

> In one of my previous messages I even said that I don't see the need of

That's it exactly - I can't stand the message that skinheads put out
but I'll defend to the death their right to say it. I also don't like a
lot of the PETA garbage but the same holds true there.

> Just consider that racism is growing worldwide. And that this is a

I'm sure they're sincere. Those who don't want Greenpeace putting
out their message are also sincere. The fine line comes when skinheads,
PETA, or Greenpeace incite someone else to do something that violates
another's rights. As you can see from some of the illegal acts that are
committed by members of all three groups it's very difficult to prove
incitement. The perpetrators usually get nailed but those whose
messages they've listened to usually don't. I'm actually very concerned
at this point by things that are happening in both the US and Europe in
regard to free speech. Web sites being shut down because they are pro
nazi, pro jihad, pro anything that "the people" don't think is
politically correct. We should be protecting these idiots rights to say
stupid things. Why? Because someday it could be something that you or
I think is important to say that others think is politically incorrect.
That's the slippery slope that Ron was railing against.

> Second. If I could turn back time (as Cher would have said) I wouldn't

Your English is much better than my Italian ;-) I would love to
learn Italian - it's such a beautiful language (and Italy is a beautiful
country).

> But I've felt offended by your words as well. And *this* is what really

There are so many things about Europe that we in the US should
emulate. The first time I went to Italy back in the mid 90's I was
struck by the fact that (in some locations) you could see what we would
call R or X rated content on TV but you couldn't find any violent
programs. I believe someone told me at the time that the A Team (an old
US TV show) was not allowed on TV there because it was too violent. I
think the overall opinion seems to be "sex is OK, violence is bad". Our
puritanical history here seems to leave us with the opposite. I've
walked around the dark streets of Naples, Barcelona, and Marseille at 3
in the morning and not had any trouble (I'm not talking about the main
streets either). I'd wouldn't last five minutes in many parts of New
Orleans at 3 in the morning.

> Otherwise, you should call it 'Linux Audio American Users' or 'Linux

Don't worry about it - Ron always talks like that. He's really a
pretty nice guy he just has a few buttons that are easy to push ;-)

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this we should do freely and generously."

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Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Gene Heskett, (Sat Mar 11, 5:03 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Gene Heskett, (Sun Mar 12, 5:37 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Gene Heskett, (Sun Mar 12, 6:25 am)
[linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Loki Davison, (Sun Mar 12, 5:48 am)
[linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Carlo Capocasa, (Sat Mar 11, 4:43 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Cesare Marilungo, (Sat Mar 11, 4:17 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music - Jame..., Cesare Marilungo, (Sun Mar 12, 11:40 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music - Jame..., Jan Depner, (Sun Mar 12, 3:54 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music - Jame..., Michael T D Nelson, (Sun Mar 12, 12:43 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Hiram Abiff, (Sat Mar 11, 7:31 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Cesare Marilungo, (Sat Mar 11, 6:32 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Cesare Marilungo, (Sat Mar 11, 6:41 pm)
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Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Cesare Marilungo, (Sat Mar 11, 6:35 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] OT: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Michael T D Nelson, (Tue Mar 21, 12:52 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] OT: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Cesare Marilungo, (Tue Mar 21, 12:20 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music, Lars Luthman, (Sat Mar 11, 4:38 pm)