Idealogy versus fact
Posted Aug 25, 2005 2:50 UTC (Thu) by jmalcolm
In reply to: Interoperability for games is fundamentally flawed reasoning
Parent article: On the defense of piracy enablers
This thread makes me realize that I am much more a stickler for reality in debate than I am for either side of this issue.
What I find most disappointing about Mr. Mueller's contribution to this thread is his refusal to engage on the suggestion that the law is not as he says it is. Arguing the superiority of an idealogy, or it's popularity, does nothing to establish it's credibility in law.
If we were arguing whether or not the law should be changed then Mr. Mueller's arguments would all be appropriate and welcome. They would at least be welcome as valid even if not popular on this forum. If, as I thought we were, we are are arguing the legitimacy of the BNet decision as a matter of law, I do not see anything in Mr. Mueller's arguments that suggests that the decision should not be overturned.
Perhaps somebody that agrees that the interoperability should not have been allowed in this case can explain why in the context of copyright law is it CURRENTLY exists in the United States.
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