But the amounts should be reasonable.
paul wheaton wrote:
Frankly, I like the idea that permaculture is getting so popular that we are starting to get rock stars.
paul wheaton wrote:
Oh sure, I want it for a lower price, but I want lots of things. Like pie. It's good to want things. Especially pie.
he seems to be using the textbook pricing model. and that is a racket. (of course if there was no copyright law prices would be driven down)
paul wheaton wrote:I have seen statements in the past where somebody said "they charge too much and that is wrong" to justify copying the book and giving it away for free. And that strikes me as really wrong. So I just felt the powerful need to express this.
I'm with you in finding "they charge too much and that is wrong" misguided and incorrect. If someone would be willing to buy a particular book/film/song, but chooses not to because they can get it for free on the internet, that choice is immoral.
What the internet and "open source" has obtained for us is a way to say, "There's this design system developed by, oh, well, you don't need to know that, it's not important, that ..." I think that just sucks.
Open source is great, but I wouldn't go into my mechanic's shop and wait till he's working on a car and then take the money from his till. To do so, or to do anything like it, is absolutely contrary to anybody's definition of "Permaculture."
Don't offer a course on "Eco-Agriculture" and use exact quotes from Mollison and Holmgren, and fail to give credit where it is due. That to me is just like pirating a movie off the internet. It's stealing from the till when the clerk isn't looking.
was this comment responding to something specifically? as someone who does not believe in the legitimacy of copyright law i find the occasional comments about hoping people are sent to jail for reading unpleasant. meanwhile bill mollison charges 100+$ for his books! but then we aren't supposed to talk about politics, right?
So you do not believe in private property rights? Please tell me where you live. I'll drop by and browse around and see if you have anything I like.
no, the opposite actually. i think 'intellectual property rights' infringe on actual property rights. i thought i made that clear in my posts, but i am trying to tread carefully as i am new to this forum. actually i was thinking about this thread some more while shoveling and i might have more to say connecting things back towards permaculture, pdc, etc.