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Old 12-17-2007, 03:59 PM   #36
DrMoze
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Interesting post. Although referring to everyone who obeys laws as "slaves," invoking Nazis (a sure Internet sign of a lost argument! ), and asserting that IP laws are "inherently void due to their complexity" (at times like this I wish we had a 'wtf!' smiley) and that "All federal laws in the US are void due to the fact that they are not published" (WTF!) are a real stretch.

One quick clue as to the DRM and IP issues: creative works are the PROPERTY of the owner. You can receive a license to read/listen to/enjoy the work under certain circumstances. However, owners of such property have the right to limit its distribution. Unauthorized distribution of property that you don't own is STEALING and is illegal.

There is a necessary balance and conflict between limiting distribution of a creative work (e.g., through DRM attached to e-books) and allowing a purchaser full access to the creative work (e.g., converting it into other formats for his/her own use). There is no simple solution at present that gives full access to such works to authorized users while protecting the rights of the owners.

Beyond that, I found your post quite inflammatory (and frankly, naive). It looks like we may have to add a Political forum here if this keeps on.

Last edited by DrMoze; 12-17-2007 at 08:31 PM.
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