[ExI] to my fellow renaissance life forms
sen.otaku at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 01:20:17 UTC 2021
I just don’t understand how pirating a CD and listening to it at the library are any functionally different.
> On Aug 15, 2021, at 5:29 PM, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Honest as the day is long: me. Mr. Morality. Now when all this computer stuff really got going, and you could download music and not pay for it, it ruffled my feathers: the musicians were being cheated. This was wrong (and is still wrong). I discussed this with some of my classes, and they could seem to find no moral problem here: if they could do it, they did it - a full apple tree with no farmer around - whatta ya expect? I am still disappointed in those students robbing the people who were giving them so much pleasure. It did teach me more than I knew at the time about people. bill w
>> On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 3:47 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 3:51 AM Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> Things seem to be getting worse instead of better. Farmers can't fix their own broken tractors, musicians are afraid to make music for fear of being sued, you can end up in jail for taking apart your games console..
>> For what it's worth, there are legislative efforts to fix the first of those (look up "right to repair"), and the last is apparently no longer a thing if it ever was. As to musicians - only very certain specifics of music; bands are making music every day all across the USA with no fear of the courtroom.
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