[Nottingham] FSF vs the RIAA!

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed May 13 16:49:04 UTC 2009


An interesting aside on one court case against the RIAA pseudo-randomly 
suing people on the internet:

The War on Sharing: Why the FSF Cares About RIAA Lawsuits
Written by Ernesto on May 13, 2009


... these lawsuits represent a concerted attempt to rewrite copyright 
law in a way that threatens to undermine the ultimate goals of the free 
software movement ... if unopposed, these lawsuits create a culture in 
which people are afraid to share, presuming sharing to be theft...

Their lawsuits are a deliberate campaign to rewrite copyright law 
through the courts. They are attempting to set precedents which will 
affect all works governed by copyright law, including software...

(And then there's software patents and various other patents abuse...)

How free are you really?


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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