[pp.int.general] International day of Sharing - September 12
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Mon Jun 29 21:19:08 CEST 2009
September 19th is Software Freedom Day as well as International Talk
Like a Pirate Day
Every year in a lot of US cities there are pirate marches in the
streets on this day, as well as local LUGs doing install workshops,
etc - some of us in the US are going to take advantage of this
coincidence to distribute PP literature, etc.
On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 1:48 PM, Richard Stallman<rms at gnu.org> wrote:
> In German (and Dutch, my native language) the same word "recht" is used both
> for law (=justice) and right. So we distinguish rights as "subjective
> rights" = rights belonging to someone. This is basic undergratuate law
> terminology, without any prejudice to the legitimacy of rights. The essence
> of professor Kohlers statement was a denial of the "intellectual property"
> concept - don't we agree on that?
> Yes, but the question I am raising is, what does his term really mean?
> I suggest translating his term as "immaterial goods laws" rather than
> "immaterial goods rights". To say that copyright is a _law_ is simple fact.
> To call it a "right" starts to express an opinion about that fact,
> which is why I usually call it a "restriction" instead.
> (I still think it is a mistake to generalize about these laws,
> no matter what term one uses for the generalization.)
> Pirate Parties International - General Talk
> pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
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