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Re: copyright at the point of a gun (fwd)

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> Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 04:12:29 -0700 (PDT)
> From: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: copyright at the point of a gun (fwd) 

> >So long as it isn't money your taking out of their pocket. There is an
> >obvious double standard at play in the piracy issue.

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> Software copyright really only benefits big companies like Microsoft. There

No, it also protects the little guy who writes a nifty piece of code that
lots of people want to use. 

> are good reasons for buying software from other companies even if there
> was no copyright enforcement at gunpoint.

If there was no copyright enforcement then the license agreements would be
even more draconian than they are now. Not to mention that technology as a
whole would be spread slower because companies wouldn't share it as easy as
they do now because of the protection of copyright.


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