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To: "Brandon Van Every" <vanevery@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Freeciv General Mailing List" <freeciv@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Freeciv] Re: monopoly power of game developers
From: "SamBC" <sambc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 01:26:27 +0100
Reply-to: <sambc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brandon Van Every
> > > This is a justification for ripping off a developer's intellectual
> property?
> >
> > There is no such thing as "intellectual property".
> So if you write a screenplay it's ok if I just take your screenplay,
> make a movie out of it, don't pay you, and get rich?

No. Not okay. But if you see the movie an make one strikingly similar, yet
different in key ways, I might be miffed, but fair dos anyway. Especially if
your similar version brought something new to the film.


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