[free-sklyarov] Attempting to show the other side

DeBug debug at centras.lt
Wed Aug 29 04:21:42 PDT 2001

HZ> It is well known that most human conflicts, in any form and on any
HZ> scale, involve conflict of interests.  This is true from family feuds to
HZ> world wars.  The fact that there is always another side of the story is
HZ> in itself nothing new.

I like your philosophical posts
Here is my contribution to it

Well known example of interests conflict
1) customers do not want to pay for nothing
( to pay too much for too little work, for too little effort )
2) producers do not want to work for nothing
( to work too much for too little money )

To balance this conflict one has to give customers control over the 1)
and give producers control over the 2)

In a free market this is done by leaving decision right
to producers on what and how they produce/sell and by leaving
decision right to customers on what and how they buy and use.

Copyright laws try to solve 2) but do it at a price of the 1)
I can't agree to restrict customers control over 1)
If i buy a program i can use it as i like ( copy it , debug it,
sell it whatever i want). If you say me that i buy not a program
but a right to use it then please do not give me your program but
just a use (a service). I have nothing against encrypting your
products but in this case you sell me encrypted product and if
i can decrypt then it would be better for you to think twice
before you give it to me. It's not my problem because i have
my natural right to control 1)

If you want to restrict customers control over 1) then you
also must apply restrictions on how producers control 2)

Best regards,
 DeBug                            mailto:debug at centras.lt

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