[d at DCC] Language in subject lines...
psema4 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 19:21:21 EDT 2007
On 7/26/07, Russell McOrmond <russell at flora.ca> wrote:
> Sorry for this rant, but....I've largely been deleting a thread unread
> based on the subject line alone.
Each of the posts on the thread can be found at http://tinyurl.com/2599jq
(URL redirects to digital-copyright.ca search results)
> I really wish the phrase Scott used of "Pirating is Illegal!" was
> removed from subject lines given I don't think anyone was talking about
> anything involving ships in the high seas, nor were they talking about
> commercial for-profit copyright infringement.
No, certainly not. The subject line was a reference to the commercial
on a DVD I have. The primary reason for the post was because I'd
expect the (original 1937) movie to be in the public domain now (or
very soon), yet it comes with this wonderful commercial and other
copyright infringement notices.
If indeed it is the public domain, including the commercial on the
disc seems a good demonstration of what you say below...
> I know there are some extreme special interests who want people to
> confuse any type of copyright infringement with "Piracy" and/or
> "counterfeiting". These folks have demonstrated they have absolutely no
> respect for tangible property, privacy, or even copyright related rights
> and thus we should entirely reject their warped view of the world.
Understandable, and noted. I for one am sick of popular media
referring to Black Hats as Hackers, completely ignoring the history of
the word and the culture.
Scott Elcomb [ http://www.psema4.com/ ]
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