On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Mike Godwin <mgodwin(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Just because a right isn't recognized, does
not mean that I do not
I have a right to your house. Oh, sure, it's not recognized by
anyone, but I promise I have it!
Why would you call it *my* house, then?
In any case, moral rights are recognized by many people, just not
indisputably under Florida law.
Sometimes I wonder whether you're being
intentionally obtuse. How
world could a lawyer familiar with constitutional law not know that?
Seriously, that's appalling.
I suppose it is appalling to anyone who cherishes naive notions about
the meaning of a specialized term like "moral rights" that other
people may choose not to employ them naively. To be frank, those of us
who actually have to work with such terms don't have the luxury of
using them sloppily and naively.
I see, so you *were* being intentionally obtuse. To try to teach me a
lesson. I have to admit I'm glad that's what it was. To have to conclude
that you were a complete dolt would have been much more shocking than the
conclusion that you're a troll.
And I did learn a lesson. I learned about your ignorance of right and
wrong, and got a glimpse of the nihilism it stems from.