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sure many know this and those who do not, here’s a brief explanation, the Stop Online Piracy Protect Act together with IP, are laws that allow closing websites with all kinds of music, movies or any content that violates the copyrights, both inside and outside the United States and of course, that includes the software.
But I do not intend to recount the details of this initiative, which is destructive macro (you can see what they say the FSF, EFF and Creative Commons) and all media movement is causing this, but reflect briefly at the bottom of this matter at the level of users and other aspects that many overlook in this revolt that according to experts, “define the future of the Internet.”
a minute to talk
While this opinion
not necessarily represent the opinion of muylinux and / or their publishers and editors , I want to express a view as someone who lives “on this side of money” in what sense?, to be on the side of Copyleft. Do not talk in terms of copyright and anti-copyright, but what many may not even know that exists, Copyleft, among other resources that give freedom.
I’m not talking
if the political world should approve or not the soup, so I keep outside , the issue is with the current affected, for example anyone of claims made today something to prevent or help to freedom of expression? know there was a man who long ago made it and is neither more nor less than Richard Stallman (then come their statements and speeches and long years of controversy with those who do not necessarily agree).
But the fact is that this gentleman, in turn, applied an interesting reasoning:
The simplest way to make a program free is to put in the public domain, no rights reserved. This allows you to share the program and their improvements to the people, if they so wish. But allows uncooperative people to convert the program into proprietary software. [...]. In the GNU project, our goal is to give all users the freedom to redistribute and change GNU software. [...]. So instead of putting GNU software in the public domain, we Copylefted. Copyleft says that anyone who redistributes the software with or without changes, must be given the freedom to further copy and change. Copyleft guarantees that every user has freedom.
clarify that this paragraph refers mainly to the software and also “license” is not the same as patent, copyright or trademark, which are the elements of discord when it comes to copyright. But you can apply the same principle, almost nobody cares about building on this side of the wall, legally and technically ensure the free exchange of ideas and information , but the advocates of Free Software, its partners and his followers, if “those who always spoke of licenses and the like.”
Now many ask
freedom, but without ever supported technologies and laws that called for freedom , abused to the point of discharge which were always illegal (and often without reason), and generally “try their luck” against organizations and entities that we know to come.
But are things that never bothered the average user with SO pirate, pirated software and a set that includes uTorrent, eMule, Ares, etc.. was hoped that one day the lords of the MPAA, RIAA and all MAFFIA PHARMA, be pissed off waiting
So every time someone chose to pirate a program, each time you saved a few pennies by eMule and every time I supported the large software firms and abusive (often without dropping a single cent on software that both defended ) contributed to give something like this . Today they are the same companies (29 in particular, including Microsoft, Adobe and Apple) that support this initiative.
And today there are many who “wear the shirt of freedom” and not saying it’s wrong, but do so from your OS pirate? … why I say that who get the free shirt they wear serious , not quiet go begging for download right and left, but to build from the base exchange platform and collaboration that they feel is the Internet, codes, content, insights and ideas within a truly free.
I agree that the patent system borders on the ridiculous, soup and Protect IP are unfair and exaggerated, but remember the world we live in and that “powerful gentleman is a gift of money,” so something like this was completely predictable. In short, you may lose this battle the “defenders” of copyright today and the next day business as usual, but I think it’s time for those who “profess to advocate freedom” start really do.