Subject: Re: FSB marketing, was Re: Novel anti-software-patent article
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 22:42:55 -0500 (EST)

Stephen J. Turnbull writes:
 > FSBs cannot (IMHO) honestly advocate changing the IP system on the
 > basis that it would make it easier for them to do business, and
 > ignore the social issues.

Sure they could: "We'll make a lot more money if you change the IP
system to benefit us."  That's a lot more honest than the other
businesses that seek to change the copyright system to make it easier
for them to extract profits from soon-to-be public domain items, and
ignore the social issues.

-russ nelson <>
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