Authoriterrorism

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Description

"Authoriterrorism is the practice of

(i) mislabeling as property a limited monopoly granted by society as a means to get, after an originally short period of deprivation, more creative works available for all to enjoy and build upon;

(ii) promoting the extension of the monopoly and other authoritarian laws that grant authoriterrorists technical and legal means to steal from society the fulfillment of the goal of copyrights;

(iii) using these technical and legal measures and scare tactics to stop people from using works in ways that fall outside the scope or the period of the monopoly; (iv) brainwashing people so they believe they don't and shouldn't have the right to use works in these ways, that it would somehow harm authors (as if authoriterrorists didn't), and that it is the moral equivalent of invading ships, stealing the cargo and enslaving or murdering the population." (http://www.fsfla.org/svnwiki/anuncio/2008-07-brasil-autoriterrorismo.en)


More Information

  1. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/not-ipr.xhtml
  2. http://fsfla.org/svnwiki/texto/DMCAnada