[extropy-chat] intellectual property again

spike spike66 at comcast.net
Sat Jan 27 19:34:41 UTC 2007

Subject: [extropy-chat] intellectual property again

...So now some other yahoo stole his stolen material and is underselling

He contacted the online club asking us to pressure the reprehensible pirate
to remove the material from eBay forthwith, or to complain to eBay that
someone is selling copyrighted material.

IP gurus, what do we do now?


Update: the original compiler of the CD has contacted the eBay seller, who
has agreed to pull the item from auction and desist immediately.  The eBay
seller admits he copied the CD but claims that he added some additional
material from "other sources" upon which he will not elaborate.  Well, those
of us who repair, maintain and ride these bikes already know that the only
real "other source" is the website of the guy who originally compiled the
CD.  We suspect the new seller downloaded those pages onto "his" CD.

OK then.  I have listened to extropians debate intellectual property here
for years, and haven't said much myself.  I know both sides pretty well:
information wants to be free but information providers want to be paid.

I don't know how to call this one.  Would we call the original CD maker the
good bad guy and the new CD seller the bad bad guy?  


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