copyright matters


[direct link for folks who can't see the embedded video above]

The entire world of libre software is built upon the idea that copyright laws must be respected.

And just as vigorously as our community defends the GPL, so too must we defend the rights of other makers whose works are copyrighted.

We are all the intellectual children of Stallman.

[nb, there is of course, a lot of nuance not captured in the black and white declaratives I wrote above; in the US, our IP laws aren't perfect, but our first instinct should be to first patch the bugs, and only much later, tend towards civil disobedience.]