[cc-community] More discussion on NC
m.pedersen at lancaster.ac.uk
Tue Oct 12 16:56:55 EDT 2010
On 11/10/10 23:51, drew Roberts wrote:
> No. This is perhaps getting too deep. I hate to go here but to make the point
> at least. Your freedom to own slaves has been taken away. (I assume from
> where I guess you are living.) Why should your freedom have been taken away
> to protect the freedoms of others. Even your freedom to sell yourself as a
> slave has been taken away.
Where do you live? There are more slaves in the world today than there
ever were - at any point in history.
Corporations - not just gangsters in the prostitution economy - enslave
people in many places (cocoa is a prime example, and if you had a Mars
bar lately, you are benefitting form that slavery). People who like NC
are often people who oppose corporations and who do not want to let them
use their creations.
To not oppose agents of injustice is not to create freedom.
And if we look at code and freedom - then where are the civil society
hackers in the Free Software ecology? It is an ecology run by Novell,
Red Hat, IBM etc. Why? Because that is Free Software and Free Culture
freedom: let us share with anyone, no matter what their intentions and
Not everyone goes for that and the freedom argument is an abuse of the
term in this context.
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