is copyright evil? (Re: about

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Sat Oct 20 13:24:32 UTC 2001

On Sat, 2001-10-20 at 14:40, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 20, 2001 at 02:18:11PM +0200, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
> >
> If there were no copyright, nobody would have any bussiness in
> hiding source code, therefore nobody would hide it.

Can you explain why the absence of copyright law would make a
proprietary software business release their source code?

> > Moreover, we need copyright to enforce copyleft. Without copyright, we
> > can't ensure our software is not proprietarized.
> That's just a trick. Without copyright laws, we wouldn't need copyleft,
> because nobody would have any bussiness in hiding source.

again, where's the reasoning behind this statement? are you able to
obtain source code back from binary? (a meaningful one)

> > [1] I may forget some item, but "most" applies even if I am wrong
> Some ? What about music and films ?
> I think the situation is exactly opposite. With the exception of books,
> everything else has its source hidden.

so what is the source code for music or films? and why you think it is

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