Possibilities for commercial software?

Simon simon80 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 22:05:29 CET 2007

On 1/26/07, David Schlesinger <David.Schlesinger at palmsource.com> wrote:
>  Copyright law has _always_ been about protecting authors, i.e. creators,
>  from the undesirable economics effects of uncontrolled copying of their
>  work. Period.

It may seem obvious to you that copyright law is about protecting
authors, but the first widespread usage of copyright (in England, at
least) was actually about censorship, offering a Guild of printers a
monopoly over the printing industry in exchange for their help in
preventing the publication of censored material. See wikipedia:

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