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Comment: Re:file sharing is "wrong" (Score 1) 587

by geekpolitico (#19403717) Attached to: The 10 "Inconvienient Truths" of File Sharing
The right and wrongness of murder and thievery cannot be taken as objectively given. The entire history of civilization is littered with "justified" acts of that nature. I'm not even sure what objective moral system you are referring to, there are many formulations, but almost no agreement on which one is "right."

I don't see why an offender can't argue rationally against their punishment. Do you argue that the only way you can rationally argue anything is total emotional and situational remove. So the only way you can rationally discuss something is if you don't care? Just how pointy are your ears anyways?

Some copyright holders would argue that they are victims of copyright violations. If Lawrence Lessig released some work under Creative Commons and it was reused in a way that violates the license, I believe that he would be pretty angry. If Richard Stallman found out you had violated the GPL he might burn your house down.

Avoid strange women and temporary variables.