"This is day 3 of an email dialogue with Richard Stallman on the
philosophy of copyright that will be published over nine days on
LinuxPlanet. This dialogue arose from comments that RMS was kind
enough to give me on a two-part article on software licensing that
appeared on LinuxProgramming recently...."
"The lawyers you have spoken with do not decide on the
interpretation. They can only advocate one. Courts, and above them
the Supreme Court, interpret the law."
"These lawyers have the right to disagree with the US legal
system; they can honestly say they think it is wrong. I do that
sometimes myself. But if they misrepresent where the system stands,
that is lying. These lawyers are lying to you."
"The reason they lie, telling you that copyright is a
natural right, is that they profit from spreading falsehoods about
the point. Please do not help their lie campaign by saying their
views define truth."