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LinuxPlanet: Stallman/Stanco: A Dialogue on Copyright Law and Free/Open Source Software (Part 7)

Jul 21, 2000, 18:08 (8 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"This is the seventh day of an email dialogue with Richard Stallman on the philosophy of copyright that will be published over nine days on LinuxPlanet."

"[Stanco]:

>Since corporations come between the creators (of software, music, books)
>and the users, there have been, and still are, abuses of BOTH groups by
>them. But the problem is not copyright, but the power of corporations.

[Stallman]:

Not only by corporations. There are many non-free programs whose copyrights are owned by individuals, which have been made non-free by individuals. I don't think it matters morally whether the owner of a non-free program is an individual or a corporation. If it is non-free, it is bad."

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