Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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RE[5]: Correction
by kkamrani on Sun 28th Nov 2010 05:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Correction"
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I am also reminded how often Thom writes passionately about violations of X software licenses/agreements of use, specifically open source software licenses, and how those that don't follow those rules are great villains.

However when it comes to violations of other licenses, such as copyright violations are just and the consequences that follow are injust.

Apologies for any confusion in my explanation but I find a double standard in these two arguments. I wonder if one should respect open source licenses, shouldn't one also respect closed source licenses and the consequences that follow when they are violated?

Disclaimer: I don't know of any cease and desists regarding open source violations. So there seems to be a double standard when enforcing different licenses/agreements of use.

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