Harrasment

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Photos thread
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Re: Harrasment
In reply to Todd Ka, Jan 7, 2013

Todd Ka wrote.

Being able to receive credit and profit from ones work is totally crazy.

Using the force of govenment to intimidate and jail your customers sure seems stupid.  Here's an interesting article regarding the success of those (like the ENTIRE fashion industry!) who don't use copyright laws.

You don't need to threaten people to gain accolades and profit.

From Geek.com's article highlighting 5 people who eschew I.P. and are successful BECAUSE of doing so:  http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-pick/5-people-who-are-making-a-killing-off-of-piracy-20121213/

Cory Doctorow
Geek icon Cory Doctorow has been writing books that appeal to tech-oriented folks for years. He’s also an editor at technology site Boing Boing, where he writes often about copyright and intellectual property. Whether or not you agree with his opinions, he really puts his money where his mouth is. All of Cory Doctorow’s books are available as free downloads, and you can even create derivative works with most of them.
Doctorow uses a Creative Commons license, and goes out of his way to spell out exactly what you, the downloader, can do with the work. He even invites folks to convert the PDFs and plain text files he posts to more easy to read formats, like MOBI and EPUB. It seems to be working for Doctorow, who just published a book with sci-fi great Charles Stross. Doctorow’s books are available for purchase through Tor books as well.

- A.

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