|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: Bill Gates committing piracy on the internet
|Yep - the Movie copanies have been accusing Gates for years ;)
On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 11:09:39AM -0400, Vin wrote:
> Hey Ruben,
> Bill Gates committing piracy on the internet:
> >>> WSJ: You watch physics lectures and Harlem Globetrotters [on YouTube]?
> >> Gates: This social-networking thing takes you to crazy places.
> >>> WSJ: But those were stolen, correct?
> >> Gates: Stolen's a strong word. It's copyrighted content that the owner
> >> wasn't paid for. So yes.
> > The Internet's biggest social failure has been that it has served
> > as enabling technology for rampant cheating and theft - and the
> > rationalization of it. The Internet makes stealing so easy that
> > most people don't even think about it.
> > Bill Gates' comments would appear to be a case in point. You can
> > hear the wheels turning as Gates thinks through the reality of his
> > actions before finally admitting that he has indeed downloaded
> > and consumed copyrighted content.
> would make an interesting sig, don't you think?
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