CCL: To begin with computational chemistry
- From: steinbrt=rci.rutgers.edu
- Subject: CCL: To begin with computational chemistry
- Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 03:53:21 -0400 (EDT)
Sent to CCL by: steinbrt(-)rci.rutgers.edu
On Tue, May 3, 2011 12:53 pm, Jim Kress ccl_nospam++kressworks.com wrote:
> Nice try but unresponsive. You can rationalize evil all you want, but it
> is still evil.
Is evil really the right word to use here? Copyright infringement is
certainly a problem for all authors, but as someone who is both producing
and using copyrighted works, the lack of some reasonable fair use policy
is something that bothers me a lot more.
We all agree that publishers need to make a profit, but the 'leave it to
the lawyers/MBAs' approach is certainly not the best way to ensure
people's access to academic and educational knowledge.
Also: Making a copy of a file you own is *not* theft. It can be (and
increasingly is these days) against the law, but don't buy the MPAA
propaganda of copy=murder.
Dr. Thomas Steinbrecher
formerly at the
610 Taylor Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854