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MJ Ray markj at cloaked.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Oct 19 12:35:48 UTC 2001

Philipp Gühring <p.guehring at futureware.at> writes:

> I´m not quite sure what it would help us to show the BSA that they are 
> misbehaving. The BSA is a group of Marketing freaks, who have to job to do 
> publicity against software piracy.

They seem to be doing a reasonable job, as you are talking of software
"piracy" with all the connotations of evil on the high seas, instead
of a more accurate but less emotive term "copyright violation".  I
think it would also be easier for the non-specialist to understand if
software publishers used the same terms as other publishers.

Of course we are in favour of copyright enforcement, but all this talk
of "piracy" is just silly.  I guess it fits in with the "daylight
robbery" of most end-user licences, though.  As long as the BSA
continues to promote proprietary software and talks in such inaccurate
and emotive language, there will never be much common ground between
them and the Free Software movements.


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