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swhx7
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join:2006-07-23
Elbonia

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reply to evilghost

Re: Excellent.

The GPL is commonly thought of as a "copyleft" or some sort of anti-copyright. In reality, however, it relies on copyright law just as much as any conventional licence or infringement action does.

So what has been exposed here is pure hypocrisy. The Hollywood cartel talks about respect for copyright when it makes them money, but just like the pirates they crusade against, they don't want it applied to limit their own behavior.

Remember folks, whenever anyone spouts some rubbish about copyright enforcers being the good guys: corporations are sociopaths, and a cartel of corporations is even worse. They have no principles, only greed.


nixen
Rockin' the Boxen
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join:2002-10-04
Alexandria, VA
said by swhx7:

The GPL is commonly thought of as a "copyleft" or some sort of anti-copyright. In reality, however, it relies on copyright law just as much as any conventional licence or infringement action does.

So what has been exposed here is pure hypocrisy. The Hollywood cartel talks about respect for copyright when it makes them money, but just like the pirates they crusade against, they don't want it applied to limit their own behavior.

Remember folks, whenever anyone spouts some rubbish about copyright enforcers being the good guys: corporations are sociopaths, and a cartel of corporations is even worse. They have no principles, only greed.
Yeah, well... It's not like this is the first time code has been stolen by an *AA or an *AA member in their bids against piracy. One of Sony's anti-piracy self-installing malware a year or so back consisted, in part, of stolen code. The *AA's also love to plagiarize the various anti-IP websites for their own campaigns. The list goes on and on. But, since the *AA's have an army of lawyers and the ones they rape, pillage and burn don't, they run roughshod over everyone.
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