Suppose you have an nagging person in your life. They bug you, they irritate you, but they never hit you. Now and then they mock you. If you respond to them in anger, it may start a greater argument, and you might end up being the one criticized by others even though all you wanted to do was defend yourself. Still, if you do nothing, the problem within you only gets worse until you become very angry.
Table of Contents
- Background for this article
- Moral Background
- Interpreting the Constitution
- Intentions of Copyrights
- Society by Said Interpretation
- From the Wicked Depths of Capitalism
- Creativity Might Be a Joke
- Privilege, not Right
Appendix: Letter of Thomas Jefferson to Isaac McPherson
Yes, I mean everyone (well, okay, I’ll simplify it). The topic of copyrights is popular these days because of the ensuing mess, so I thought I’d address it. I’ve had similar posts in the past (but related specifically to software) (Part 1, Part 2), but in this article, I’d like to talk about everyone’s view.
Whenever people are arguing a controversial topic related to science, someone will invariably bring up the word “theory”. This word is highly misused, so let me give you a couple definitions you need to know:
Last time I criticized the Free Software Foundation, it was unwarranted – I hadn’t found the back-link to the page that explained what they were saying. This time, it looks like I can blame their ambiguity.
A recent article on Arstechnica got me thinking about alternative energy. Pardon the pun in the title: “joules” are units of energy, not jewels (though jewels have alot of joules). In as much as some of us may think the world will end before we run out of fuel, there is a chance that it won’t, and we’ll be forced to utilize other sources of energy (unless, of course, you don’t mind giving up your air-conditioning, amongst all those other benefits that come with power and a functioning economy).
Last night, I came up with the idea to apply modern mindset to the 1800s and examine the moral consequences. It’s a very long rambling and its clarity, fluidity, and reasoning will probably have been affected by when I wrote it (late, late at night). Nevertheless, I thought it might be interesting enough to share, and perhaps you might glean some ideas from it. So without further ado: last night’s musings….