Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Feb 2010 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The world is slowly and surely going crazy. I'm sure of it now. The US copyright lobby has officially gone totally and utterly nuts. Get this: they are trying to lobby the US government to equate encouraging the use of Free and open source software to undermining intellectual property rights, and to weakening the software industry. I wish I was making this stuff up.
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RE: Absurd
by boblowski on Wed 24th Feb 2010 23:42 UTC in reply to "Absurd"
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Just look at how many startups and new technologies are actually feasible with open source software. FOSS lowers the entry threshold for so many smaller companies.

And there you've found exactly the reason why a lobby of big companies is using copyright as a cynical stick to defend it's turf. Innovation is a chance for those having little to lose, but a risk for those having everything to lose.

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