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The integrity of my personal expression will not be secure until:
ISPs are compelled to block all file-piracy software in their route-making mechanisms 0%
double-incrypting key technology is put in place to make CDs unusable to anyone but their purchaser. 5%
Dimitriou Skyleverov is imprisoned for life 5%
reverse-engineering software is outlawed 11%
point-by-point rebuttal is wiped from the face of the earth 44%
All of this, and more. Much more. 33%

Votes: 18

 Declaration of War

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Apr 28, 2002
 Comments:
Whereas
The theft of intellectual property is the most grevious of injuries to personal autonomy, and
Whereas
Such theft has reached epidemic proportions of late, and
Whereas
This epidemic threatens our social fabric, and our very way of life,
Be it Resolved
as a duly anointed Adequacy editor, I hereby declare a

War on Copyright Violation.

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Deletion Notice
This war will not be like other wars, and we can not predict how long it will last. We do not wish to persecute those who engage in Fair Use; rather, we will go straight for the Copyright Violators.

The campaign will commence immediately, with the unilateral deletion of any and all comments in direct violation of clearly stated copyright notices and terms at Adequacy. This includes individual user notices and terms in addition to the site-wide copyright found at the bottom of this, and every, page.

There may be exceptions. Borderline copyright violation that is amusing, stylish, or in service of a larger philosophical argument might be kept, perhaps with an administrative note.

We do not wish to act as censors, of course, or to in any way inhibit the free expression of controversial opinion, so in the service of free expression, original content in copyright-violating comments will be summarized in a formal editorial Deletion Notice.

These latter concessions are not to my personal liking, as I believe a unilateral approach is called for. However, certain editors have raised concerns that a wider program might step on religious freedom, or even threaten controversy itself, so I have reluctantly agreed to a lesser campaign.

An oversight committee will be formed to create a formal structure for the new War department, but until that framework is in place, I, RobotSlave, will serve as Interim Secretary Minister of Innovation Integrity.


Hi. (5.00 / 2) (#3)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Apr 28th, 2002 at 05:47:35 PM PST
I was going to ask when the hell you became an editor, but I clearly see that it has been ages and ages.


 
Anyone home? (none / 0) (#8)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Apr 29th, 2002 at 07:03:13 PM PST
Once legitimacy in the form of editorship is conferred, does the protocol require the content to default to the banal and predictable? Delete if inconvenient.


No. (none / 0) (#10)
by RobotSlave on Tue Apr 30th, 2002 at 02:17:33 AM PST



© 2002, RobotSlave. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

 
pithy, witty comment (none / 0) (#9)
by nathan on Mon Apr 29th, 2002 at 07:18:56 PM PST
Also, dongs.

Nathan
--
Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

 

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