Relicensing and rebasing LibreOffice
Posted Jun 4, 2012 15:55 UTC (Mon) by giraffedata
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You cannot use the presence of unintended side-effects to argue that a rule is good
Well nobody could argue with that, but how is that germane to the current discussion? Did someone say copyright law is good because it sometimes does the wrong thing?
By the way, the term "unintended side effect" may be ambiguous. To a lot of people, that refers to something unanticipated, but it could also be something that was fully expected, but just not a goal. Here, I believe legislators and judges were fully briefed on most of copyright law's shortcomings and accepted them as a tradeoff, so in a sense they intended them to exist.
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