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

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at
Fri Feb 8 22:10:56 UTC 2008

   > 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.

   If copyright is abolished, then there's no more GPL. What about

One should introduce a new law that respects the rights of all users
instead.  Copyright does not do this without some hackery (e.g. the

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