[pp.int.general] where is the manifesto?

Richard M Stallman rms at gnu.org
Wed Dec 24 06:26:58 CET 2008

    Rather than advocating =
    abolishment, I would suggest to focus on the lack of balancing of =

It is valid to consider the other interests _of the public_,
such as the interest in encouraging more writing and art.
That can be a valid reason to have some kind of copyright system.

But it is best to rigorously avoid any reference to the
concept of "balancing the users' interests with the
intrests of the author or publisher.  That gives the author
and publisher too much importance.

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