[FoRK] Crisis averted....

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 12:00:48 PST 2008


Okay.  You're right.

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 2:42 PM, J. Andrew Rogers <
andrew at ceruleansystems.com> wrote:

>
> On Dec 29, 2008, at 10:59 AM, geege schuman wrote:
>
>> Your argument is specious.
>>
>
>
> Which is more or less *my* point.
>
> I am not arguing anything that requires improperly assigning excessive
> credit to overly narrow groups of people, nor suggesting that we
> involuntarily indenture anyone based on said assignment.
>
>
> To put it simply, this is exactly the kind of rationalization that gives us
> political artifacts like the perpetual Disney copyright, which people
> suddenly find all too reasonable when they think they can hitch their wagon
> to the "Disney" side of that equation.  Even if we accepted the lofty
> arguments in the narrow case of the exemplar, it does not follow that we
> should extend that reasoning to the vast mob waiting on the exemplar's
> coattails.
>
> Cheers,
>
> J. Andrew Rogers
>
>
>
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