Posted Aug 24, 2005 22:56 UTC (Wed) by grantingram
In reply to: Interoperability for games is fundamentally flawed reasoning
Parent article: On the defense of piracy enablers
It's an inalienable originator's right. They had to build a whole new stadium in the end. That's the way it is.
"Inalienable rights" are important things like not being subject to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile. Some concern for the integrity of an artistic work is hardly on the same scale.
The debate about "intellectual property" and Copyright would be a lot clearer if we stopped thinking about "intellectual property" as "property" and Copyright as a "right" and thought of them instead as legal mechanisims for encouraging progress in various fields.
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