[Foundation-l] ASCAP comes out against "copyleft"

Jeffrey Peters 17peters at cardinalmail.cua.edu
Sat Jun 26 00:07:24 UTC 2010

Dear Michael,

Thank you for clarifying. I put forth another email based on the expectation
of the point you just made (so, thus, I am sorry for assuming you were
speaking against the law and not in support of the license itself).

Jeffrey Peters
aka Ottava Rima

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 7:56 PM, Michael Snow <wikipedia at verizon.net> wrote:

> Jeffrey Peters wrote:
> > Dear Michael,
> >
> > I find it problematic that you suggest that yourself or the Foundation
> would
> > speak out against this, when the law in question is about terminating the
> > access to those who have been caught pirating material in violation of
> set
> > copyright multiple times.
> >
> Jeffrey, it seems the underlying article has confused you about the
> relationship between the fundraising campaign and actual lawmaking.
> That's not entirely your fault, since the writer threw in some filler
> about the activity of an administrative agency, apparently because this
> tangent gave him an opportunity to link to his previous reporting.
> However, just because I would be willing to defend copyleft and support
> Creative Commons, it doesn't mean I have taken any position about a
> proposal, which is not yet law as far as I know, and apparently was not
> pushed in a strategic plan produced by an Obama administration
> executive, who is not an elected official and cannot legally accept
> contributions, but happened to produce this plan a day before the
> fundraising letter in question, which curiously does not say anything
> about what I have just mentioned except the first part involving
> copyleft and Creative Commons. I think the length of that sentence ought
> to illustrate just how tenuous the connection is.
> --Michael Snow
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