[pp.int.general] Fwd: <nettime> Richard Stallman: How the Swedish Pirate Party Platform Backfires on Free Software

Richard Stallman rms at gnu.org
Wed Jul 29 22:14:26 CEST 2009

    - The problem of GPL etc. licences depending on copyright may be solved by 
    strngthening the concepts of moral rights (noon-existant in the US): the 
    *exploitation* right may end after five years, but the *moral* rights may 
    last forever. Like in France today.

Moral rights, if enforced, make free works absolutely impossible.

Lawyers told me that moral rights are unlikely to be interpreted in
France as forbidding modification of a free program.  But the
potential danger still exists.

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