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To: dhuffman@awod.com
Without paying what for it?

Uh, money, as in dollars or Euros. Isn't that the usual way to pay for something?

Who decides a product's value, the market or the marketeers?

The market, of course. But markets are only possible where property rights are respected—and that includes intellectual property, in my opinion.

The file sharing flap was the market telling the marketeers that their product was only worth stealing.

I don't believe so. No one bothers to steal something they do not consider attractive or valuable.

Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns. Merry Christmas.

I don't see how this statement is relevant to my post, but I agree with it anyway. Merry Christmas to you too!

22 posted on 12/23/2006 6:27:03 PM PST by Logophile
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To: Logophile

I don't steal, I share.

Matt 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
KJV

Merry Christmas to you as well, and everyone else. I even have good will towards the excessively rich and greedy Bill 'Money' Gates right now. Probably the homemade apple wine kicking in. As Granny Clampett once said, "I think this cider's done turned."


87 posted on 12/24/2006 5:20:43 AM PST by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: Logophile

I am sorry that your only measure of value is monetary. Words do mean things.

"Dollars or Euros?' No, payment is exchange of value for the valued. The thieves take what they value, regardless of the cost in coin, and pay what they deem appropriate.

Re 'market or marketeers,' read a bit more closely.

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89 posted on 12/24/2006 5:39:46 AM PST by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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