[LINK] IP, sanity and stupidity
cas at taz.net.au
Tue Apr 26 07:49:26 EST 2005
On Sun, Apr 24, 2005 at 09:55:51PM +1000, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> Craig Sanders [cas at taz.net.au] wrote:
> > > > there is no such thing as "Intellectual Property".
> > >
> > > there is no such thing as Craig Sanders.
> > in your world-view, that must be true as the only things that exist in
> > the Libertarian Kook universe are property and property rights - i can
> > only exist in that universe if i can say "I am owned, therefore I am".
> you are only half right. you are owned, by yourself, mostly. there are
> bits of you, you dont own.
no, i am not owned by anyone, not even myself. i am not property. i am not
even potential property. if i were property, i would be a slave. like all
other people, i am completely outside of the terms of reference for property.
> and no, not everything needs to be property.
if only you honestly believed that.
> as for GPL and stallman its become a piece of hypocrasy. GPL is very
> much intelectual property.
The GPL is not "intellectual property". IP does not exist. the GPL is
a *license* which allows copyrighted works to be used, modified, and
redistributed as long as certain conditions are met.
> with your constant asssault on property rights and other rights,
i have no objection to personal property. what i am against is the
relentless campaign to convert *everything* to property, even things
that are not, can not, and should not be property. i am opposed to the
ruthless "land-grab" that is in progress, stealing everything that
isn't nailed down and converting it into property. i am against the
continual extension of copyright (both in years and in restrictions
imposed), and i am against the patenting of algorithms, software, and
other non-inventions. i am opposed to the stifling effect on culture and
on research & development that is created by over-broad and over-long
application of copyrights and patents.
> what really amazes me is why you want to roll back society to the dark
that's a joke. i'm more interested in an enlightened future than the
fascist past you seem to be in favour of.
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au> (part time cyborg)
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