Re: [Moderator Action] Re: [Moderator Action] Re: European Commission considers mandatory digital rights management

Sorry for the late response.. I agree with you here. You're right 
to criticise the opinion, that only because copyright (Droit d'auteur)
protection can be easily (really?) circumvented, that there is no need
for protection at all. 

I only tried to avoid the language of the big campaigns that we all see
out there. I'm concerned, that aligning to the terms of those campaigns
will not make the task of finding a viable compromise between all
concerned communities easier.

I hope, this clear's the misunderstanding..



On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 04:40:06PM -0500, Dr Mark R Baker wrote:
> Hi,
> With all due respect I think that you should carefully re-read what I said -
> i.e. *that material goods are fundamentally stealable just as digital
> content if fundamentally copyable* - which is not the same as saying copying
> is theft. An argument is often made that as it is not possible to completely
> copy protect bits then to try is going against some fundamental law of
> nature. Even so I think there is a new redefinition of the word stealing
> going on - analogous to the old Marxist one that we are all so familar with!
> ;o)

Received on Wednesday, 27 March 2002 08:53:56 UTC