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RE: [xml-dev] Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable Internet - XML

A difference that makes no difference.  Weasel speak.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@saxonica.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:53 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable
Internet - XML

>> If I copy music I do not take away the original: it is not the music
>> that is stolen but the distributor's opportunity to charge me for it.
>> But in fact if it's made possible there's no reason to suppose I
>> pay for it in some other way.
> With all due respect, Liam, that argument is as legally unsound now as
> was when first made.

It's perfectly sound in the UK. Theft and copyright infringement are 
completely unrelated offences. Anyone who tells you copyright 
infringement is theft is lying. Both are illegal, but they are not the 
same thing.

Michael Kay


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