On Saturday 09 February 2013 00:01:23 david wrote:
No, it is not stealing the use of the fountain. It is preventing the use until
it is fixed. And where is anything broken to the point where the copyright
holder (AND anyone else) when a file is copied without permission?
***Exactly!*** Which is why you should not use a term like stealing which
refers to hard things when speaking of violating copyright. We have perfectly
good and accurate terms to describe such things. Other terms tend to get used
because they are more emotive.
I am certainly not the person who started using the terms piracy and pirates
to describe unauthorized copying of copyrighted works. Do you mean to say you
have never heard such a term used before in this context?
I have heard rape misused in similar fashions. I threw in treason for good
measure. Someone will find a way to throw that into the discourse soon
enough. Terrorism too soone enough probably.
You are not stealing anything from the creator. They had that control before
they showed the work to anyone. Once they put it out in the public realm,
they gave up that ability. Copyright law tries to pretend that they have such
control still and provides penalties (and in my mind, way out of proportion
penalties) for excercising what we would otherwise be free to do in the
natural world, but nothing is stolen from anyone in this situation. Unless
perhaps copyright law steals our Freedom?
> If you
Just imagine that your water heater manufacturer told you you could only take
showers at 83 degrees F for no longer than 4 minutes. Your steak vendor told
you you had to eat it rare. Your musical instrument maker demanded 5% of any
money you earned while playing the instrument you bought from them. Etc.
all the best,
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