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From: Ray Moore <ray.moore@prodigy.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 07:04:25 -0500
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LOBBJNNPJFOGHCNHCOMFGEOOCEAA.ray.moore@prodigy.net>
The advantages of the WWW for a free exchange of ideas and information are
too numerous to mention.  The excuses (and they are) that companies need to
charge for some of the things I'm reading are absurd.  If companies don't
want people to get information even gifs without charging a fee, keep it off
your site or setup a secure site and e-business for those who need it.
These are your corporate bean counters talking!  Do you want to not only
risk ticking off your current customer base, but the potential world wide
customer base that may be interested in your product.  With the power of the
internet, I can see new more powerful methods of encouraging world wide
boycotts of products by those companies who's greed exceed their need.  If
you need to cut costs and boost profits, how about starting with those
ridiculous CEO salaries. Hey stock holders...are those guys setting in those
glass towers worth millions?  Watch out!
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2001 07:05:00 UTC

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