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

David Gerard dgerard at
Mon Feb 11 16:22:06 UTC 2008

On 11/02/2008, Alex Hudson <home at> wrote:

> You're completely missing my point; I'm not talking about forcing
> anything - I'm arguing completely the opposite, letting the free market
> allocate money to film makers.
> Telling people that they cannot release a film in a certain manner is
> effectively forcing people _not_ to buy from them. That makes it harder
> to earn a living from that work.

You appear to have confused the present artificial monopoly of
copyright with some sort of natural situation. The rights you seem to
be arguing as natural are in fact completely synthetic.

- d.

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