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Ars Technica: Richard Stallman Casts Aspersions Using Mace of Dissing +5

Feb 09, 2006, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Fisher)

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"Knowing Stallman's rather extremist views on the property classified often as intellectual in nature, I wasn't surprised to see him respond to a question about the merits of DRM with a quick and dismissive 'it is fundamentally unjust.' He followed with an auto-hagiographical account of his refusal to purchase DRMed CDs and DVDs. Just in case you were worried, he has never bought a DVD with CSS encryption. Awww, yeah. The appropriate emoticon is: m/ (>.<) m/

"All spirited ribbing aside, Stallman does have some interesting things to say about Creative Commons, the open license for content that bloggers love to talk about, but don't love to adopt. Creative Commons is a powerful idea, and an interesting non-profit organization. It's also rejected by Stallman, though the reasons may surprise you..."

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