Copyright Theft (was Re: # and believe me, Perl is still alive... still alive!...)
paulm at paulm.com
Wed Dec 10 14:15:36 GMT 2008
On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Aaron Trevena <aaron.trevena at gmail.com>wrote:
> 2008/12/10 Paul Orrock <paulo at digitalcraftsmen.net>:
> > Secondly I find myself surprised that in a discussion that is all about
> > leniency and being welcoming and not biting peoples heads off that you
> > such a blanket assumption that the original poster was doing this
> > deliberately in full knowledge that it was copyright theft.
> He didn't make a blanket assumption, he put it down to being naive or
> something else
> (and TBH you'd have to be to not realise it was obviously copyright
The opening line was "I'll put your attempt to get us to participate in
copyright theft.." suggesting pre-meditation and malicious intent (which
actually logically contradicts the perceived motivation expressed
immediately afterwards but never mind that...), neither of which strikes me
as particularly likely, and thus I think Paul's read is pretty fair.
Let's just be nice, mm'kay?
Or should we engineer something so Leon gets to step in for a second time in
his so far illustrious career? :-) Ah, the duties of a wartime leader...
> > Had I discovered that site myself, via google (it appears as the third
> > for programming perl) I would have made the assumption that it was a
> > site since I imagine ORA have lawyers that are looking for copyright
> > violations and would be great at getting Google to remove it even if they
> > can't get it removed from the ukranian server.
> Now, you're being naive. It's pretty obviously dodgy.
> > Yet again I find myself shaking my head in sadness at this list because
> > again someone has used a very large mallet to beat down an unknown poster
> > who was making a very valid point (he just happened to link to
> > material, which yes he shouldn't have done) but he gets a huge long
> > rather than a simple "not sure if you realised but that site is hosting
> > material illegally, please don't link to it again"
> Actually he got that.
> There was no diatribe, just a strict notice forbidding posting urls to
> such blatent copyright infringements.
> That's not harsh or unreasonable.
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