>> "Has anyone credibly suggested that supporters
>> of the GPL condone copyright theft?".
> I would think that supporters of the GPL would reject the phrase
> "copyright theft".
>> It's copyright infringement. This has different effects, which can
> clearly be negative on the rights owner, but it works in a different way
> from theft.
I wouldn't reject the term "copyright theft". I'm just pondering what
the difference is between copyright theft and plagerism. I think a
fundamental component of theft, is stealing something that
consequentially results in the owner no longer having that item. I'm not
expressing a moral judgement on copyright infringement here - just
agreeing/noting that I don't consider it to be theft.
I think there is a very big difference between opposing certain
enforcements, and condoning the corrosponding offence. In my personal
opinion, clampers ( and paedophiles ) are the lowest of the low - that
doesn't mean I want people blocking up all the roads in the country by
constantly double-parking. I certainly don't condone punishment without
proving your case in court. Bypassing court ( unless it's agreed by both
parties ) is never an acceptable outcome.
I don't condone any situation where the cure is worse than the disease.
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