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On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> I don't think that downloading without paying is theft; I think it's
> freeloading on the content-production system. I think that if you call it
> "theft" you simply confuse a generation that has enough vague guilt
> feelings on its mind already.
Guilt is the least of our problems. What I find disturbing is how
intellectual property apologists simply ignore the invasion of privacy
and curtailing of free expression that is resulting from IP laws
*already* on the books.
Why is protection of publishing industries more important to American
politicians than ammendments I, IV, V, and X?
* I believe that the majority of the world's Muslims are good, *
* honorable people. If you are a Muslim and want to reassure me and *
* others that you are part of this good, honorable majority, all *
* you need to say are nine simple words: "I OPPOSE the Wahhabi cult *
* and its Jihad." *
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