[conspire] G8 statement on intellectual property rights

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Thu Jun 14 18:28:23 PDT 2012

"Let's try to protect the atmosphere; it is damn hard to do business
when everyone is dead."

Might sell some bumper stickers...

On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM, Adrien Lamothe <alamozzz at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 01:50:34PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
>> Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):
>> > I hate it when people mix up issues, especials the copyright issues to
>> > other things, like in your case, tax cuts.
>> It's a bit embarrassing that Ed probably has no idea that his vague
>> ideological handwave didn't even address Adrien's G8 conference
>> quotation.
>     What ticks me off about it is that it gives an impression that in
>     order to be against copyright abuses that you have to be a left wing
>     nut case, thereby excluding everyone of the right side of the
>     political spectrum who should be equaly upset of the abuses.
> I think the issue of protecting a commons that benefits all society fits in
> well with a capitalist economy (our Earth's atmosphere is a good example,)
> so I don't think you can brand someone leftist for having that viewpoint. So
> let's try to protect the atmosphere; it is damn hard to do business when
> everyone is dead.
> But yes, I am curious whether the missive will actually be acted on by
> various agencies and the mechanics of implementation. It may be nothing more
> than a cheerleading chant to appease certain commercial interests.
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Best Regards.
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