Re: When is an MP3 like a lighthouse?

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Thu Oct 25 2001 - 07:56:55 MDT

>From: Lee Daniel Crocker <>

>> Theft of copyrighted material is theft no matter what those who
>>do it say to try and justify it.

Argument-by-definition is argument-by-definition no matter what
irrational minds say to justify it. If you actually have an
opinion on the matter with some _content_, please express it: in
what way is the act of using information "created" by someone else
(and please tell me what the requisite act of creation is)
analogous to the act of taking physical possesion of someone's
tangible property, and how does that analogy justify using force
(i.e. law) against that user?

I'm not just arguing from definitions Lee, I'm arguing from legally
enforceable definitions, and there's nothing irrational about it.

As you know the creation of ideas is copyrightable under our law
and enforceable under our law. You can look up the definition and
rules for such creation online.


Extropy Institute,
National Rifle Association,, 1.800.672.3888
SBC/Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W

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