[kwlug-disc] are you going to be a criminal?

Ralph Janke txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Sat Jun 5 11:33:31 EDT 2010

The right to obtain profit is not unlimited, Otherwise,
we could bring back slavery, since slavery certainly
would be a way to maximize profits!

On June 4, 2010 11:36:04 pm unsolicited wrote:
> Lori Paniak wrote, On 06/04/2010 11:24 PM:
> > but they don't have a right to maximize profit.
> Of course they do. You want to see their content? They'll permit you
> to, but only under their 'licensing' terms. If you don't like their
> terms, you don't get to watch the content.
> That's their right.
> Of course they have the right to maximize profit - it's part of the
> point of having a business or product.
> That's part of the point of the bill - people breaking their
> protection mechanisms, against the minimal rights they're willing to
> provide in what they sell.
> Fair use has nothing to do with this.
> Part of the points of contention here, and in many other areas, is no
> reasonable person would expect certain things, but as soon as they
> crack open the shrinkwrap ...
> Like buying a piece of poor software ... there's no redress. No
> holding to account. But buy a toaster that doesn't toast ...
> Why is the content industry, including software, held to different
> standards. How the heck did we get here?
> In Canada, we hold that we can take that content and back it up to
> different media. Industry holds a different view, and wants to take
> that right away.
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