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Offline p2p rules

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Stallman calls for file-sharing to be legalised
« on: September 16, 2010, 07:47:20 pm »
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The chairman of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, has called for internet file-sharing to  be legalised in order that people could benefit from sharing material that they should rightly be able to.

Stallman was giving a talk at the RMIT University in Melbourne today on "Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks", one of the lectures he is giving during a six-week stay in Australia.

At the end of his talk, Stallman auctioned what he called "an adorable GNU" (pic below) - a soft toy - saying, "if you have a penguin (the Linux mascot) at home, you need a GNU because the penguin is useless without the GNU." This was a dig at people who refuse to acknowledge the contribution the GNU Project has made to GNU/Linux distributions.

Stallman said file-sharing should be made legal to allow people to share files on a non-commercial basis as they had done during earlier eras.
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Offline Bluey_412

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Re: Stallman calls for file-sharing to be legalised
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 10:17:56 pm »
Except File-Sharing per se is not illegal

There IS some conjecture about the CONTENT often shared...
What you think is important is rarely urgent
But what you think is Urgent is rarely important

Just remember that...

Offline GhostShip

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Re: Stallman calls for file-sharing to be legalised
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 11:41:10 pm »
A very sharp and correct observation there Bluey  8)

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