[LINK] Copyright holders unhappy with piracy plan (was Re: Comms Alliance's ....

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Tue Nov 29 21:52:06 AEDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 07:22 -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> Analogy: When you park your car in front of your home, do you leave
> the key with a big sign reading "it s ok for you to drive it as long
> as your return it here"? surely not. Likewise, if someone drives your
> car and runs over people, cameras will likely identify your plate and
> police will come looking for *you*.

Many cities have free bicycles that can be used anonymously...

Telephone boxes require no identification to use...

Etc etc - Internet connectivity certainly could be seen as a shareable
anonymously usable resource. Just be cause it isn't (yet) doesn't mean
it never will be or should not be.

> Of course you´ll then have all the chances to explain that it wasn´t
> really you who was driving, that it was someone else because you are a
> nice person and lend your car to any passer by that wants to use it.

If you are in the habit of making your privately owned resource
available for others to use anonymously, no problem. It's only difficult
now because it is very unusual for a car to be made available like that
(and is in fact illegal, though a shared key is very, very common -
admittedly usually in very small user groups).

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/kauer/                   +61-428-957160 (mob)

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