Am 07.07.2010 22:05, schrieb Mark Knecht:
All 3: wrong if you really wanted to see the show. If it would be the
Rolling Stones I would sneak in if I can, out of couriosity but I would
not complain, if someone would come and throw me out. If I want to see a
concert, I pay for it. If the venue/artist charges too much money for my
taste I loose my interest in the concert...
> 4) A friend purchases a DVD of a movie that cost $1M to make but
Both acceptable. If "a friend" is someone from my hood there is nothing
wrong in that. It is not illegal in Germany to make up to 6 private
copies and if it would be illegal it would still be OK and the law would
be subject to be changed. Because helping a neighbor is more important
for the civilisation than keeping virtual properties untouched. And by
doing this you do not establish a world-wide anonymous infrastructure to
distribute copies to people, you dont know.
This may sound like cheap semantics but it is not.
> 6) Some bad guys rob a bank but in fleeing the scene of the crime
Both wrong. Everybody knows, that most banks are semi-criminal,
antisocial organisations. They are, because they exist in a system that
is utterly broken -- the same as broken as ASCAP and GEMA. So at first
glance it looks like: take the darn money and run! And this idea has
some appeal to me too. But in the end: if I take the money and run, I am
not that much better than the capitalist crooks that live by the rule:
"take what you can, by any means, allways, never give anything back!".
This antisocial quasi-darwininistic philosophy is exactly the very
foundation of most of the problems, we have today.
And on the other hand it would feel just great to see the faces if I'd
walk into the bank to return my catch. A person, they do not trust
enough to hand out a credit-card that pushes 1000,- at the table saying:
"Take it, its yours. I found it in the gutter the other day, right after
Maybe I would keep the money anyway - it depends on the actual state of
my own account. But I would feel a bit like corrupted, if I would keep
> - Mark
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