vic at gedris.org
Thu Jan 8 22:35:41 EST 2004
On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 09:48:16PM -0500, Michael Lauzon wrote:
> But they said downloading from P2P is legal, that's all I care about.
When was P2P ever illegal? There is absolutely nothing wrong with P2P.
It's just a way to share files.
However, downloading *unlicensed software* is illegal. Doesn't matter
if you're sharing that with P2P, FTP, CDRs, modems, etc...
My personal feeling about stealing proprietary software is that even
when you do that, you're still helping the proprietary software makers
by keeping their warez popular and the defacto "standard".
I prefer Free Software / Open Source Software. I expect other people to
respect the licenses of software put out by our communities, so I also
respect the licenses of the proprietary software vendors. I express
this respect for them by not buying or illegally using their software.
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