Copying is Stealing

Posted by tuxchick on Jul 2, 2010 7:56 PM EDT
Linux Today; By Carla Schroder
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Staying focused on one simple principle clears away any confusion: creative artists have a right to be paid. If we enjoy a piece of recorded music, a book, drawing, photo, movie, and the condition of owning a copy of that work is paying for it, then not paying for it is stealing. Legally it is copyright infringement, but I call it stealing, just like shoplifting or any petty theft.

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Subject Topic Starter Replies Views Last Post
Doing work skelband 107 1,539 Jul 13, 2010 1:43 PM
Yes, it is stealing tuxchick 65 972 Jul 6, 2010 6:38 AM
Neither true or false, it's a slogan henri 4 667 Jul 5, 2010 10:17 AM
legal right yes, moral right maybe not, but who cares tbuitenh 0 696 Jul 5, 2010 9:47 AM
Well, no, it's copyright infringement. golem 59 1,121 Jul 5, 2010 7:11 AM
Few notes: On 'micropayments' hkwint 15 1,578 Jul 4, 2010 6:45 PM
"Trespassing", not "Stealing" DrDubious 3 603 Jul 4, 2010 2:09 PM
Hate to be a stickler, but... dinotrac 1 693 Jul 3, 2010 12:43 PM
Creativity at a crossroads Steven_Rosenber 0 681 Jul 2, 2010 10:56 PM

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