Re: Sharing information: About being believable!
It is for sure time to rethink copyright. And it was time also in the years long before this. But now again three major music-labels go with a lawsuite towards the hosting for youtube-dl named Uberspace (https://uberspace.de/). Besides that youtube-dl has only mail-servers there: The three labels are Sony Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music. Before going mad about this please rethink your reaction and words. And that's the reasoning why I have started this posting with the sentence about copyright and also included patents for sure. Short named: They are mostly used to have just some power about others. Software is not only protected, in many cases it is in cell locked up and thrown away whenever there is no further interest for. For sure there has to be something people can live with, that is not the question. But again this is a good example how companies don't understand values like ethics and moral. Not understand what freedom should be and also free culture with information.
That's also the point why "free as in freedom" fails at this concurrent point: Too many people fail to see the altruistic nature of free, libre software. Maybe started once that way, but there are enough examples where first project are bought and namerights given away, after that the project turns slowly more into some direction like "open-source" with a growing chance to be completely converted into unfree. And then what? We cannot integrate snort because the rules are not free for example. A good project once, turned into the opposite. You want something? Pay for it. That's the basic ruleset of capitalism. But it is done in every region, also information or culture in general. What now? Do we need a "revolution"? Especially here to remember: Please be careful about words and their power. We need to rethink, we need to show what is okay and what is not.
And this is for sure not okay, in any way. It is time to think about what a "copyrigh" means. What "name-rights" should mean. Remember? Rust is one example from another region: You try to modify it? Remove unfree parts? Not possible because of the licensing. Therefore it is not free, libre software in the basic definition. Clear statemens are needed and this is a clear statement again: Pay for everything, don't ask questions and please throw away thoughts about a free culture. But altruism should be made worthy, and work for altruistic projects like Hyperbola, Parabola or Dragora should be also recognized. It is about everyone to do something about that. And especially again the question on how long you think it is possible to go around unfree services and trying to use them without following their rulesets - that includes also the rulesets of companies mentioned? It is for sure not giving up, when stated: Leave them alone as often as possible. Better to even leave also alternative like Peertube alone. Go for own thoughts, stay focussed and stay clear for principles and values. So taking last but not least following into: I have written clear criticism towards the nature of Copyright and the capitalism without using insults or slur-wordings. It is not needed and only leave a bitter taste. Even though it goes away from the original centre of criticism. Capitalism is nothing good and we need more visions for a better global community where every being has a good living. Sounds utopian for sure, but starting now could end in a distant better future where we would overcome greed and search for power, misusing positions and more.
Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!