[Ffmpeg-devel] [Linuxtag] floor plan and accomodation

Måns Rullgård mru
Sun Apr 9 16:01:26 CEST 2006

Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:

> Hi
> On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:37:51AM +0300, Jan Knutar wrote:
>> On Sunday 09 April 2006 09:04, Attila Kinali wrote:
>> > (BTW: has anyone ever understood why dns entries cost money?)
>> There's some overhead in managing everyone's reverses, and if you
>> can make extra money out of it, all the better.
> better for the individual who gets the money
> worse for the one who pays
> and worse for the everyone on average
> its like copyright in a time where copying itself costs a negligible
> amount, 
> option A, only the rich can afford stuff and only little
> option B, everyone can read/use everything, authors get paid by the gov

Authors getting paid by the government would mean they were getting
paid with tax money.  Do you really want your hard earned money going
to authors of the kind of rubbish that is being published?

> option B doesnt cost more money and the authors dont get less, its just
> that more people have access to the stuff and work,money and so on isnt
> wasted on legal battles and technical meassures to keep the dying
> copyright system alive

I'm not against copyright as such.  However, I do dislike the idea of
restricting perfectly legal activities in vain attempts at stopping a
few illegal ones.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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