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Re: [dvd-discuss] various reactions to supreme court travesty
On Monday 20 January 2003 14:57, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On 20 Jan 2003 at 7:32, D. C. Sessions wrote:
> From: "D. C. Sessions" <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] various reactions to supreme court
> travesty Date sent: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 07:32:36 -0700
> Send reply to: email@example.com
> > On Sunday 19 January 2003 16:19, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > One should not tempt fate...personally, as a former jury member and
> > > juror foreperson, I hope that my time is not spent dealing with this
> > > lamentable law the next time I am summoned because as the ultimate
> > > decider of fact, there are far more important questions to decide
> > > involving judgment of the lives of others. I find it difficult to hold
> > > copyright infringment as a criminal offense greater than the
> > > strangulation followed by being thrown down a flight of stairs of the
> > > last case I sat in judgement with others. Copyright offenses are pale
> > > things that border on insignificance.
> > I'm not at all sure I agree.
> > Too many people have died for freedom of speech and other
> > "thought freedoms" to blithely toss them out as worth less than
> > a single life.
> Many millions have already died for freedom of speech and are willing to
> die for it...but I don't know of anyone willing to die for
> copyright....copyright is not a freedom but a restraint....
Yeppers -- thus, the "New World Copyright Order" is a threat
to thought freedom, of the same cloth (if not quite so brown)
as totalitarianism and other oppressive orders.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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