19 August 2008

Authoriterrorism...

...is:

the practice of (i) mislabeling as property a limited monopoly granted by society as a means to get, after an originally short period of deprivation, more creative works available for all to enjoy and build upon; (ii) promoting the extension of the monopoly and other authoritarian laws that grant authoriterrorists technical and legal means to steal from society the fulfillment of the goal of copyrights; (iii) using these technical and legal measures and scare tactics to stop people from using works in ways that fall outside the scope or the period of the monopoly; (iv) brainwashing people so they believe they don't and shouldn't have the right to use works in these ways, that it would somehow harm authors (as if authoriterrorists didn't), and that it is the moral equivalent of invading ships, stealing the cargo and enslaving or murdering the tripulation.

Not quite sure what a tripulation is, but anyway....

2 comments:

Alex Laburu said...

I think «tripulation» is used here to refer to a ship's crew, the Spanish word for which is «tripulaciĆ³n».

glyn moody said...

Thanks for that clarification. I'd guessed it meant something similar, but my Spanish doesn't quite stretch that far....