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


Subject: Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...
From: kathy kennedy (kathyken@alcor.concordia.ca)
Date: Sun Nov 13 2005 - 14:59:56 EST


Open source seems to be the new preferred choice with those that are
sympathetic and conscious of moral and legal issues.
Ardour is the new alternative to Protools:

http://www.djcj.org/LAU/quicktoots/toots/ardour-osx/

kk

On Nov 13, 2005, at 8:32 AM, Michael Gogins wrote:

> 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.
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> I am also in a position, like anyone else, to question the
> legitimacy of
> institutions.
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> Michael Gogins wrote:
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>> 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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