The copyright lobby has based its public relations campaigns on the slogan Copying is Theft, as if that demonstrates the immorality of the matter. Now a federal appeals court ruled
Judges find former Goldman Sachs programmer was wrongly charged with theft and espionage after he downloaded code to a high-speed trading system.
This follows a prominent explanation
However, in a rather brilliant OpEd piece in the NY Times, law professor Stuart Green not only demolishes the "infringement = theft" argument, he also gives some of the history about how it came about
They need a new metaphor.
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