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Comment: Re: Who cares, it's just bits (Score 1) 131

by theCzechGuy (#47397621) Attached to: Oculus Suspends Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales In China
You're not listening. These are dev kits, they are not sold for profit, they are sold to create developer ecosystem. Production and distribution costs something, you understand that, right? Because of economies of scale, units produced and sold in small numbers may actually cost more that the final product if they don't make any profit at all. Besides if profit was the only thing Oculus cares about then why would they care who buys the devices? Riddle me that.

Comment: Re:Founding Fathers do facepalm (Score 1) 347

by theCzechGuy (#33551608) Attached to: Pentagon Aims To Buy Up Book

Like I said, there's no line and with all respect, I think you're still trying to draw it. Keep in mind there are even such things as self censorship and soft censorship. It doesn't matter how you dress it up or what reason you have for doing it, censorship is censorship. You don't see the military asserting any right in the second edition, because that's the one that has all the unwanted bits already taken out.

Note that I not condemning it or making any assertion about its morality.

Comment: Re:Founding Fathers do facepalm (Score 3, Insightful) 347

by theCzechGuy (#33548526) Attached to: Pentagon Aims To Buy Up Book
Nope, the "editing" is still censorship. There are many forms of censorship and reasons to do it, but the fact there is some kind of censorship in most states, even those that are supposed to be democratic. After all, the communists didn't prevent most authors and journalists from publishing, they just asserted the right to say what is ok and what isn't. And when it wasn't, there was editing. Yet saying the communist didn't censor the newspapers that were published is a little bit of a stretch. Like many thing the problem of censorship is not a black and white thing and there is no clearly visible line that has the freedom and law on one side and the orwellian nightmare on the other.

Comment: Re:Add this to the GPL to fix? (Score 1) 282

by theCzechGuy (#33396896) Attached to: Czech Copyright Bill Undercuts Copyleft, Artists

That's going to be kind of hard to do since at least some of the GPL software is actually copyrighted by Czech programmers.

I'm not even sure what you think that would accomplish apart from ruining lots of people's livelihood and creating substantial profit for the lowlife that came up with the draft in the first place. And how would you implement that? Who would have the right to decide who's on the "pariah" list and who's not? Would you still agree to this if the USA made the list?

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