Freedom or Copyright? - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

Matthias-Christian Ott ott at
Fri Feb 8 18:47:56 UTC 2008

Matthias Kirschner <mk at> wrote:

> Yavor Doganov informed me, that Richard Stallman published a new version
> of his article "Freedom or Copyright"
> <>. I await your
> cmments :)

Generally speaking I share Richard Stallman's opinion, but I'm not sure
whether Copyright was a good idea. But you can't alter the past and now
it's time to abolish such laws, because they inhibit a more effective
production by factitious stringency and therefore allow everyone to
take part in cultural development. But fighting against the culture
industry - an industry that is producing "culture" like a factory produces
commodities - is a difficult challenge.

Does the FSF Europe send such great articles to politicians who are making
decisions about Digital Restrictions Management? I think it would be a
valuable addition for their world view and their small world.

> Best wishes,
> Matthias

In Solidarity

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