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

Matthias-Christian Ott ott at
Mon Feb 11 18:02:27 UTC 2008

simo <simo.sorce at> wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-02-11 at 15:18 +0000, Alex Hudson wrote:
> > Trying to exclude profit from an industry just totally misses the
> > point
> > of what profit actually is, and how it works :(
> Re-read my sentence, I have in no way said that they should limit
> themselves to cover costs.
> Realize that the difference from Joe Public and theater chains is that
> with theaters you can actually negotiate how much you want out of a
> movie to let them have it in time and perform it.
> To my knowledge most movies do cover their cost and make a hefty profit
> just with the theatrical release. I think that a more lax copyright law
> that has no power on non-commercial use (including copying) of the work
> would not affect this situation at all.

But all in all we are left in lousy capitalism. Aren't we?

Yeah, I love this shiny world we're living in!

> Simo.


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