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

If Adobe chooses to do that, they can.  They own the rights.  Perfectly
legal.  If Katy Perry's label chooses to let her image and music be
displayed next to ads for fake Viagra, they can do that.  But they

And if someone does either and hasn't and profits by them, it's illegal,
it's theft and they will be prosecuted.  If they persist, their assets
will be disabled and seized much as happened recently to a spam botnet
previously assumed to be invulnerable.  Sites that can't seized for
reasons of jurisdiction will be blacked out.  It's a matter of patience
and having a good forensics team in place backed by the proper
authorities.  See China.

I don't think anyone is eager for this.  The problem is the pirates are
stealing and a culture of indifference has been spawned on the web of
which there have been several citable examples here.  Yet the era of
geek chic ended five years ago.  When Sir Tim Berners-Lee appeared on TV
during the Olympics, few knew who he was or is.   The era of fighting
web piracy by any means necessary is just starting and the people who
are stepping up to fight it have far more name recognition and loyal
audiences.  Social media sites can turn web heroes into villains
overnight.   The web is an amplifier.  Nothing more.

J.P. Barlow has intoxicating ideas and for awhile we all enjoyed the
buzz, but he was and is Dead wrong.  If anyone wants to keep this up,
sure; but I think the viewpoints are pretty well represented.

"Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on
the unthinking."  - John Maynard Keynes


-----Original Message-----
From: Tei [mailto:oscar.vives@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 11:51 AM
To: Len Bullard
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable
Internet - XML

> Of course, it isn't theft.  That software is free.  Problem solved.
> drink the milk.

The milk is warm and tasty, thanks :D

> len

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