Italian Senator iterates the suit against BSANov 28, 2000, 06:36 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Francesco Marchetti-Stasi)
[ Thanks to Francesco Marchetti-Stasi for this report: ]
A short update on the BSA campaign in Italy and the related suit. Paolo Semenzato, a Green senator well known for his attention to the political and legal aspects of Internet, presented a new suit against BSA. The senator declared that "the law approved in August allows softare duplication for private use: this is not considered a crime, therefore the message coming from major software houses (sic) is to be considered untrustworthy".
"... we had the opportunity to transmit a message in 20 seconds only. A very short time, during which we managed to give the message of what the new law represents..."
"[The suits] are overreactive, the new law already contains the answers to the questions which are asked therein..."
"As BSA, we represent 95% of the software currently used in business." [He didn't mention what is the percentage represented my M$...]
[One of the best, IMHO:]
Unfortunately, the author of the interview didn't think of asking why BSA is using free software on their site...