Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...


Subject: Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...
From: Michael Gogins (gogins@pipeline.com)
Date: Sun Nov 13 2005 - 11:32:23 EST


My point is that there are moral and legal ways of questioning the legitimacy of institutions, and immoral and illegal ways of doing so. My impression is that you approved or tolerated copying digital files without permission of copyright owners, which would be both immoral and illegal.

Please correct me if I am wrong about you and copying files without permission.

Regards,
Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Owen Green <o.t.green@ntlworld.com>
Sent: Nov 13, 2005 9:53 AM
To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
Subject: Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...

Clearly I am in a position to do so, the questions are whether I should
be and whether I should do so.

I am also in a position, like anyone else, to question the legitimacy of
institutions.

Michael Gogins wrote:
> You are not in a position to judge which company should stay in
> business and which should be starved, except by buying or not buying
> their software. It is theft. Nobody elected you to decide this.
>
> In other words, "theft" is not a personal subjective judgment, it is
> a judgment by the legitimate institutions of the society.
>

>
>



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