Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 25th Jun 2009 16:40 UTC
Legal Back in April after the four involved in the Pirate Bay scuffle were declared guilty of helping to break copyright law, the judge who gave the verdict, Thomas Norstrom, was found to probably be biased due to his involvement in several pro-copyright groups. After a long, cold, hard bout of deliberation, the Swedish Court of Appeals has actually found Norstrom unbiased, something rather surprising. This means that the charges against the guilty still stand.
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IP is invalid
by aeischeid on Thu 25th Jun 2009 21:34 UTC
aeischeid
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2009-05-25

Two books I would recommend to any one interested in this topic are "Against Intellectual Property", and "Against Intellectuall Monopoly". Together they deal with the topics on moral, legal, philosophical and practical grounds.

I recently encountered a web developer who released some of his work with this as the content of his license:
"Do not try and bend the license. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth. That there is no license. Then you'll see, that it is not the license that bends, it is only yourself."

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RE: IP is invalid
by demetrioussharpe on Thu 25th Jun 2009 21:45 in reply to "IP is invalid"
demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

I recently encountered a web developer who released some of his work with this as the content of his license:
"Do not try and bend the license. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth. That there is no license. Then you'll see, that it is not the license that bends, it is only yourself."

I love this license. Does the developer have a name for this license (perhaps, The Matrix License)? I think I will start using this as my license. Considering that he bit this from the Matrix movie, I hope he doesn't object.


BTW, this isn't sarcasm, I'm dead serious!

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RE[2]: IP is invalid
by aeischeid on Thu 25th Jun 2009 22:03 in reply to "RE: IP is invalid"
aeischeid Member since:
2009-05-25

I think that is a great name for it!

Not sure if I can post link to the site it came from...

http://hyper-metrix.com/misc/jai/

really cool HTML5 demo - scroll down for license

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