[pp.int.general] Protest certain musicians?
pp at christian-hufgard.de
Sun Nov 1 11:57:08 CET 2009
Richard Stallman wrote:
>> But you as the user have agreed to that license. If you think they grant
>> you to less freedom, you are free to use other content. You are not
>> forced to use unfree products.
> This is not the case with copyright. Copyright is not a contract.
> The user does not agree to it, the user just buys something.
Yes, but buying something, he accepts the laws that are bound to the
product. If you buy a gun, you accept that you'll get punished, if you
kill somebody with it. If you buy a car, you accept to get a fine, if
you drive to fast and get caught.
> Even in the case of contracts, the argument is partially wrong. If
> you agree to a contract that says you should be a bad neighbor,
> breaking the contract is a lesser evil than keeping it.
Nice example. :) But:
> To be really good, you should not agree to that contract in the first
That's exactly why I propagate the use of sharing of free content
instead of using unfree stuff. :)
> It does not follow that accepting the contract justifies
> fulfilling it. When social forces push people into signing unjust
> contracts, to the point that it becomes a systematic injustice, the
> contracts lose all moral force.
Yeah. But nodoby is forced to download Brittney Spears latest song or
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