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

Alex Hudson home at
Sun Feb 10 21:19:33 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-02-11 at 08:18 +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> Alex Hudson <home at> writes:
> > I think artists should be free to earn money for their work pretty
> > much however they please; I don't think it should be limited to
> > patronage/begging.
> I agree. The means they use should not, however, restrict the freedom
> of a legitimate recipient of a cultural work to do whatever they like
> with it.

Out of interest, why?

I can quite happily accept that some consumers will only accept such
works, but I have never seen a good exposition of the moral imperative
for such a position.



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