[LINK] Semantics [Was: leaked treaty, no policing role for ISPs in copyright breaches]

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Wed Sep 8 13:49:11 EST 2010


On 8/09/2010 12:10 PM, Steven Clark wrote:
>    On 8/09/2010 8:25 AM, David Boxall wrote:
>> On 8/09/2010 12:35 AM, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>>> Piracy setback for movie giants
>>> ...
>>> The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), ...
>> I know this has been done to death, but the pathology of that name
>> fascinates me. How can one _steal_ a privilege?
>
> the same way they got it in the first place?
>
Well, in the first place it was a censorship regime. The purported 
emphasis changed a century or so later. Since then, there's been a slow 
extension of the period of privilege and expansion into other fields.

So one can steal a privilege slowly? :)

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