This topic deserves a far longer and more thorough post than what I’m going to make today, but in this case, I’d like to comment more on the supporting perspective of ethical animal treatment – especially in the future – than rehash the news. This will be a long post.
An analogy I often use to demonstrate the term “rhetoric” is to say “ice cubes are cool, therefore ice cubes are awesome”. What is going on here is the alteration of an idea based on the abstracting of an original idea. Certainly ice cubes can be awesome, and the appreciation of ice cubes being cool makes them awesome (subjectively speaking), but the coolness alone does not make the ice cube awesome. Yet this change in an idea often goes unnoticed when the word attempts to describe a more complex framework. In short, we may find ourselves applying rhetoric without even realizing it. The word we are actually searching for may be more limited in scope and definition but be supported by reality. Let us start with an analogy.
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.
The modern world has been plagued by the misnomer of buying. The correct term for the economic exchanges commonly occurring today is “leasing”. In short, buying does not involve attached strings.
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.
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….
I didn’t finish strongly last time I posted on the topic of digital rights since my computer was around ten minutes away from rebooting for updates, so allow me to continue. I’m using a new blog post since this topic of digital rights is becoming distant from the original Arstechnica article I began with.