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RMS RIP comments
6 April 2001

Free software would have prevented foot and mouth, BSE, Hatfield
rail crash - RMS
- Pausing
only for the obligatory swipe at the UK Government, the Regulation of
Investigatory Powers Act and the Private Security Industry Bill (and tipping
his hat to FIPR's Caspar Bowden, also in the audience) Stallman went on a
gentle meander through the history of copyright, ending at the present day
when the media companies own most copyrights and also (he alleges) own the politicians who make the laws that maintain the system.

Posted by SteveC at 01:08 PM Fri 6 Apr 2001 Categories: Privacy , The Register