[rumori] The other side

From: James Allenspach (jimaATlegnog.com)
Date: Mon Jan 27 2003 - 04:11:33 PST

In today's Letters column at Salon, some pro-copyright extention readers
speak up, in response to Siva Vaidhyanathan's commentary on the recent
Supreme Court copyright decision:

'The whole underlying premise of Vaidhyanathan's system of belief is
that dim and unimaginative -- or perhaps plain lazy -- people have an
entitlement to the creative labors of the folks who do paint, write
books and songs, make movies. And that the creators have an obligation
to give it all away. This is in the same "public interest" that endorses
sweatshop labor at Nike because the public can get shoes cheaper, the
same "public interest" that supports war in Iraq so we can control the
oil fields so we can continue to fuel the public's favorite gas-guzzling
SUVs. The same "public interest" of the average 2-year-old who wants a
cookie, dammit, and wants it NOW!!'



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