[pp.int.general] Fwd: [FC-discuss] Fwd: Urgent -- Aaron was just arrested
pp at christian-hufgard.de
Sat Jul 23 08:56:28 CEST 2011
On 23.07.2011 03:55, Richard Stallman wrote:
> The documents are not public. Their content is no longer protected by
> Maybe that is true -- but is it relevant? It seems to me that the principal
> issue, concerning the posting of these old magazines on the net,
> is not whether it is lawful, but whether it is right or wrong.
> And whether it is wrong that they are not available already.
> Violating an unjust law is not evil.
No, it's stupid. Changing unjust law is the right way. But that's just
my opionion. That why I joined the pirate party instead of founding a
> Download documents from a nearly unrestricted system and
> upload them is nothing you can be prowd of.
> Please don't minimize the wrong of JSTOR. Most people are not allowed
> to access it. Scholarly articles should be accessible to everyone,
> and everyone should be free to redistribute them. JSTOR's entire
> purpose is to stand in the way of that. It has no ethical reason to
Well, withoug JSTOR there would be no access to the documents. I believe
that restricted access is better than no access. Of course free access
would be the best. But someone had to pay for that.
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