[oclug] Linux kernel development loses BitKeeper
miden at travel-net.com
Sun Apr 17 08:34:55 EDT 2005
Ross Jordan wrote:
> copyright, as an artificial monopoly, may not help consumers
> get the cheapest possible price -- but it may help them to get
> a creative work at all -- and so in that sense it helps them.
At the moment it may be true to a certain extent that "it may help them
to get a creative work at all" but as I suggested in a previous email:
"...this would change as more writers/artists find that they can publish
both on the 'net and in hard-copy and make money."
I'm not arguing with you as we both recognise that, as you said in a
> I am not suggestion that "art" would die if IP protections went away;
> certainly culture and art have existed since long before the first
> copyright laws were installed and they will continue to exists regardless
> of the state of laws.
We both recognise that the drive to create cannot be suppressed or
contained. I find that heartening in a time when there is a rise in the
number and strength of those who seek profit through regulation and
control rather than creativity.
- and it's why I felt compelled to 'reply' to an email that wasn't a
response to comments I made :-)
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