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Comment Re:An embarassment, really... (Score 1) 670

most people who go through the trial by fire to become bona fide authors are pretty firm when it comes to intellectual rights. In fact, I don't think I've met a single pro author who isn't.
Well, you may not have met him, but I'm sure you know of one. Tim O'Reilly has a different view, which seems pretty well thought out to me. And he's not only an author, but a publisher too!

Although the article linked above is a couple years old, its ideas and reasoning are still completely valid today.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long