Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution
Subject:   various replys
Date:   2002-12-14 10:31:01
From:   anonymous2
Tim, I would like to point out why "infringment" is the term used instead of thief. ALL works that are copyrighted belong to the public. We grant the copyright to the artist because the inspiration for that artist is his culture and that culture is owned by all. Not the recording industry nor the government. It's the governments job to maintain the status of the copyright and it's the artists job to release it back to it's owners after a limited time of ownership. Franklins two terms of 14 years was plenty for copyright.