On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Les Kitchen <l...@csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
>
>
>> > 2. Even though Patentology is correct in pointing that the GPL
> ...
>> Plus, patents != copyright, just because they share the IP umbrella.
>> For the most part it should be pretty trivial for an individual to not
>> violate copyright when writing software, but it can be impossible to
>> even know if you are violating a patent.
>
> Yes, Tim.  Agreed.
>
> And, keeping straight the difference between copyright and
> patents, I notice the recent movement to criminalize copyright
> violation (when once it was just a civil matter).
On the "unexpected side" - Google for news along the line of:
"MPAA’s Chris Dodd Admits That Calling Piracy Theft Is A Bad Idea"
Not that it would matter too much
(to paraphrase: "that which we call a FUD by any other name would
stink as bad").

Regards,

Adrian
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