Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 15:25 UTC
Legal "File-sharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled. The Swedish website hosts links to download mostly-pirated free music and video. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users from accessing the site." Because, as we all know, protecting failing and outdated business models is more important than upholding stodgy old and annoying concepts like 'freedom of speech'. Repeat after me: we live in the free world, not China. Maybe if we say it often enough, we'll start believing it.
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RE[7]: The two extremes
by chmeee on Wed 2nd May 2012 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: The two extremes"
chmeee
Member since:
2006-01-10

How is ownership of one's own creation theft? Copyright is legal acknowledgment of one's own creation.

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RE[8]: The two extremes
by kwan_e on Wed 2nd May 2012 01:52 in reply to "RE[7]: The two extremes"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

How is ownership of one's own creation theft? Copyright is legal acknowledgment of one's own creation.


Because "one's own creation" often, practically never, contains purely original material. If you're willing to define copying as theft, then it's your fault for playing with such a bad definition that includes the creation of any work that borrows from others.

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RE[8]: The two extremes
by dylansmrjones on Wed 2nd May 2012 06:36 in reply to "RE[7]: The two extremes"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Nobody is stealing any creation. If the creation is not physical is not a creation, but a thought. Thoughts cannot be owned. "Intellectual property" is ownership of thoughts incl. ownership of other persons thoughts if these thoughts are derived thoughts of another person's thinking. So basically with copyright you get to claim ownership on my thoughts. Copyright is no right but a privilege, and in a free society there are no privileges and therefore no copyright.

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