A modest proposal to stop INTERNET PIRACY in its tracks

Heiki "Repentinus" Ojasild repentinus at fsfe.org
Tue Jan 24 13:19:13 UTC 2012

On 24 January 2012 13:15, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24 January 2012 12:57, Heiki "Repentinus" Ojasild
> <repentinus at fsfe.org> wrote:
>> Proposing censorship in the name of freedom seems a bit...
>> unconventional, do you not think so? Of course, freedom from
>> proprietary materials would be nice, but ultimately the decision
>> should be left to the citizens: either they do not use proprietary
>> materials or they get rid of the copyright laws. Censorship would
>> cause only extra problems.
> This is what I get for not flagging a joke. In English, "a modest
> proposal" is a phrase that conventionally introduces a straight-faced
> Juvenal-style satire. The usage comes from a famous essay by Jonathan
> Swift:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Modest_Proposal
> My apologies to non-native speakers confused by my post :-)
> - d.
I feel so foolish right now. :-( By the way, is the Swift's work any good?

Heiki "Repentinus" Ojasild
<repentinus at fsfe.org>

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