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From: Dan Mordan <mordanda@msu.edu>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 01:01:29 -0400
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c14bc8$79e50880$05a0b318@c1099677b>
Of course, all of us here at the university level believe the internet
exists for the free sharing of knowledge.  Any attempt to charge for
something as simple as graphics on a site, in addition to the enormous
server costs most of us who run a private site endure would be harmful
to the growth and usefulness of the internet.  If you really want most
of us to go back to using newsgroups to share information, then we will.
There will always be alternatives if the fees are put in place, and that
is what will happen if this law is passed.  You will drive people to the
underground, and while most of us would prefer not to, we will to share
information and knowledge the way the internet is meant to be used.
Daniel W. Mordan 
Received on Wednesday, 3 October 2001 01:01:47 UTC

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