Florian Cramer on Sat, 13 May 2000 00:38:48 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Napster Hurts Free Software

On Thu, May 11, 2000 at 11:37:37PM -0700, Craig Brozefsky wrote:

> I see that for you, as well as Bruce, it boils down to an issue of
> proper respect for intellectual property.  This insistence led Bruce
> to make a bunch of groundless arguments about the deleterious effect
> of music piracy on Free Software.  Are you preparing to do the same
> thing?  

No, not at all. His political argument is quietist; it boils down to
dismissing civil disobedience because it could provoke governmental

The opposite position,  i.e. mixing Free Software on the one hand and
Napster + mp3 warez in the same bag, is equally questionable.  


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