[cc-licenses] Subject: Re: Version 3.0 - List Discussion Responses
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Tue Sep 26 20:45:26 EDT 2006
rob at robmyers.org wrote:
> Quoting Terry Hancock <hancock at anansispaceworks.com>:
> > What we're asking for, essentially, is a license that says "I'll
> > let you use this pasture of mine. I'll even let you put a fence
> > around it. But you have to promise to let anyone cut that fence in
> > order to get to the pasture".
> The problem with DRM is that you have signed a contract with
> FenceCorp to install and maintain the fence around your pasture. The
> fence is *their* property, you do not own it. You have no right to
> allow damage to the property of other people. You therefore cannot
> allow anyone else to cut FenceCorp's fence. If you say to someone
> "sure, go ahead, cut the fence around my property" you are inciting
> them to criminal damage of other people's property. You are inciting
> them to break the law.
So, the fundamental absurdity is this idea that cracking a DRM scheme
to access a file, somehow damages the "property" of the DRM company?
Wow. That is a really insane idea.
You, know, I'm thinking now, maybe I should sue you for punitive
damages for destroying my argument. Should be legal under that
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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