From: Tom Whore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 23 2000 - 08:25:57 PDT
An interesting quotefest over on ZDnet (home of FUd and Circuses)
"What's more, Torvalds says that just because he doesn't condone Napster
use, it doesn't mean he accepts all of the music industry's views. He
says, for example, that while copyrights were initially developed as a way
of protecting artistic creation, current discussions about them "are
revolving about how 'property' can be sold and controlled."
He also says that record labels are reacting so vigorously to Napster not
out of concern for artists but because they are threatened by new
technology. "And then they have the gall to use the holy word 'copyright'
to try to maintain their slipping control," Torvalds says. "That, I
consider to be immoral. Go, Metallica. Die, RIAA."
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