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Piracy and Free Software :: Copyrighteous

Benjamin Mako Hill writes on his blog an excellent distinction between pirate platforms and the Free Software and Free Culture movements:

Piracy, in these three senses, can be seen as tactically unwise, without necessarily being unethical. By taking a principled position, one can go build on, and go beyond, RMS’s comment. On free culture and free software’s terms, we can suggest that piracy is not ethically wrong, but that it is an unwise way to try to promote sharing. Without being hypocritical, we can say: “I don’t think piracy is unethical. But I also do not support it.”

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