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16 August 2011


David Harley

If you use someone else's copyrighted material without permission and/or acknowledgement and/or payment, you aren't just copying content. You're stealing their ideas and expression. You're stealing the time it took them to create that content. You may be stealing the payment they're entitled to expect for paid work.

What is really sad - not to mention arrogant and disrespectful - is that by breaching copyright, the offender is saying that he's entitled do copy anything he likes because other people's time, work and creativity isn't worth anything.


Sad. If at this point you don´t realize that copy is not steal...

David Harley

Coincidentally, an hour or so after I posted this, I came upon an article in the Register that also uses the "Property is Theft" hook. It's not actually about the same IP issues, but it's well worth reading: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/16/bbc_copyright_freudian_gaffe/

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