Copyfraud: Poisoning the public domain


I stopped reading on page 2

Because it became self contradictory.

Page one asserts that Public Domain isn't enough protection, because there's nothing to stop someone relicensing the work under a proprietary license and making money out of it by threatening lawsuits (this is *not* fraud. It's called business. There is *nothing* to stop you getting a public domain copy of the work and sticking it on the web. Nothing at all).

Page two says that the solution - a free license that prevents such abuse - is somehow evil.

Make your damned mind up. You either get the freedom - and the risks - that public domain gives you, or you use a license to stop the abuse. You just can't have it both ways.


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