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robmyers at mac.com
Tue Feb 1 15:45:14 EST 2005
On 1 Feb 2005, at 18:29, Greg London wrote:
> Unless someone can point to a logical fallacy in one of
> those four steps, the argument stands.
You are arguing that guaranteeing free speech is a form of censorship.
The first amendment is *not* non-free because it doesn't allow you to
censor views that you don't agree with. Censorship is a form of
expression! Yet it is limited to ensure that expression is not limited.
Censorship is also a way of making opinions proprietary. Copyright is a
form of censorship considered in these terms (a limit on the free
distribution of speech), one designed as a deal with the devil to
ensure freedom of speech by limiting it.
Basically, I stand by my point that the freedom to express yourself in
one sphere (code) should not necessarily be conflated with the freedom
to "express" yourself in another (business).
Friends don't make friends do DRM.
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