[OT] but concerns all of us

Mario Lobo lobo at bsd.com.br
Thu Nov 17 12:28:31 UTC 2011

On Thursday 17 November 2011 09:05:32 Jerry wrote:
> Sorry, but I totally disagree with you assessment of this bill. First of
> all, because I have not fully read it and secondly because I think it
> may in fact have merit.
> There are all ready too many scumbags who are illegally ripping off the
> works of others using a multitude of false pretenses. A developer,
> writer or what ever title you choose to assign to said individual has a
> right to protect his/her/their property.
> If you want to use a copyrighted or patented item you either get legal
> permission and pay a fee if required. Any attempt to use said item(s)
> without properly obtained the legal right to first is nothing more than
> common thrift and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
> The Internet was envisioned as a means of exchanging information, not
> pilfering it; although sadly enough it has rapidly developed into just
> that medium supported by socialists/fascists who would rather pilfer the
> works of another rather than obtaining the right to use said works.

My assessment is still being built so thanks for sharing your thoughts on 
this, Jerry

The basis for my worries is the fact that historically, every time governments 
want to control everything, they begin with a step that seems honest and fair 
to everybody but soon enough, this is extented to whatever they think is right 
for them. 

By controlling the root servers, they could blacklist anything.

Aren't there enough laws already to protect copyright?

Mario Lobo
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