I have reconsidered and I retract some of my previous statements. I realize now that my saying that theft of private property through piracy and reselling is a "moot point" because it was uncommon was a way of avoiding the issue, and I was wrong. It seems that this is a larger issue than I had been aware of. And despite that, even if it is smaller than larger corporate theft of: (wages, property, labor, etc), that's not what's important. We can focus on both copyright reform in order to make sure that individual creations are protected, as well as focusing on corporate exploitation. To continue my previous thread, I still firmly believe for my own part that patent and copyright law should be abolished. I think that the open software movement is a move towards exactly this. If copyright and patent were abolished, and there were a form of guaranteed income for all, then I am sure the writer and artist and inventor, etc. would all have a fine time writing and doing art and designing - and you know what else would be nice? I for one, would very much appreciate not having to worry as much about making money off of my work. The thing with patents and copyrights is that they incentivize a switch from creating to selling. What if, instead, everyone were able to just - create? (if they wanted) As to how we get from here to there, I think we need to take into account all of the previous conversation, including the harm that is caused by the current (sometimes malicious) piracy practices that you mentioned.
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