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Comment: Re:"Free" exercise (Score 3, Interesting) 261

by agm (#49123255) Attached to: I ride a bike ...

I'm in Tauranga and have started cycling to work every day it's not raining. It's 20km to work and back, but that's all on the flat so it's easy going. The goal is 100km+ a week. I've learned that if you want your weekend days to last, go for a 15km ride first thing in the morning. By the time 2pm comes around it feels like it's 5.

Comment: Re:The Pirate Bay (Score 1) 302

by agm (#48611641) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

Content is content, whether it is published or not. I am arguing that people don't have an abitrary right to someone else's content.

If I make a movie and charge someone to watch it, and offer them some form of time based encryption keys and special software to allow them to watch it, have I published my content? Does someone else have a fundamental right to watch that content? I say that they don't.

If someone can find a way to record or copy it, then good for them, it's my fault for not having a strong enough protection mechanism. They are using their own property to make a copy. The only way to content producers can sop this is to technically prevent copying. That's like trying to stop water from flowing downhill.

Comment: Re:The Pirate Bay (Score 1) 302

by agm (#48611607) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

But I do. If you sing a song, I have a fundamental right, my unalienable right to free speech, to sing that same song. Just because you sung it first doesn't mean shit. You do not have a fundamental, unalienable right to shut me up. I'm not depriving you of life, liberty or property. You have no right to use force (your own or through the government) to squash my right to free speech.

I have personal property rights, to use my property the way I see fit (as long as such use does not trespass upon the fundamental rights of another). I own a copy machine, a personal computer. If you write a book and release it, I have a right to use my copy machine to copy it. Same with a movie, or a song, or any damn thing I please. It's my copy machine, and you do not have a right to come smash it up or prevent me from using it.

You're arguing my case - what you've just said is exactly the way I see it too. Which is why I disagree with very concept of copyright. Copyright limits what people can do with their own property, and I don't believe the state should have the power or authority to place such limits.

Comment: Re:The Pirate Bay (Score -1, Flamebait) 302

by agm (#48606601) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

You have no right to the content in my daily journal, or the diary of someone else. That's my content and theirs. Claiming that a movie or song is "culture" is laughable. I've not stated that content is "property" - they're your words. But if I produce content of some kind that does not give to a right to view/hear/read it.

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato

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