[thelist] File delivery system?

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at speakeasy.net
Sun Mar 25 07:03:35 CDT 2007

On Sat, 2007-03-24 at 23:47 -0600, Ron Dorman wrote:
> Shawn K. Quinn wrote:
> > Please don't use the term "pirate" to refer to one who makes copies in
> > violation of copyright law and/or the author's intent or wishes.
> > Unauthorized copying is in no way comparable to robberies and murders on
> > the high seas.

> What makes robberies on the Internet, or the soil of the Earth, or
> anywhere, any different than robberies on the high seas? There are not
> shades or levels of stealing, there is only stealing or not stealing.

Are we still talking about making copies here or are we now talking
about actual robberies on the Internet such as phishing?

> Same question and truth applies for murder, and all other offenses
> against a fellow human.

The worst thing I can do to a fellow human is refuse to help when I am
able. I never equate helping a fellow human with robbery.

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net>

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