[sword-devel] Copyrights and cash

Steve Tang sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 19 Jun 2002 06:09:00 -0600 (MDT)

I'll vote yes and will help out on this.

As far as putting restrictions. My 2c is to avoid it as much as the
copyright holders would allow. They may as well ask for exactly what
Daniel suggested. I'm not for pirating, esp. bible. E.g. I don't download
music myself, but I read periodically about the controversy and it all
sounds like there hadn't been any successful encrypting endeaver so far.

I remember most s/w came with some anti-coping 'protection' in the 80s,
but these days most of them came with little protection or just a
passcode. Does anybody know why?

Steve Tang...

On Tue, 18 Jun 2002, Daniel Freedman wrote:

> Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 22:10:09 +0200
> From: Daniel Freedman <dannyza1981@yahoo.co.uk>
> Reply-To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Copyrights and cash
> I think the whole point of sword that its free
> btw, all the bibles that are currently under copyright are going to be made
> redundant in the next 5 years anyway, because a new critical edition of the
> Hebrew Scriptures is being made.
> Secondly, I was thinking that instead of making it free I was thinking of
> disabling copy and paste features on locked modules.  I think it might be a
> good proposal of providing a free translation while restricting copying.
> Copyright laws all allow for fair use (which means anyone can (with
> permission) create a module that only displays a maximum of say a chapter of
> a book, for example.  I say why not disallow the user the ability to copy
> and paste...and encyrpt the locked module.  I mean how many websites offer
> the boos copyrighted.  anyone can, with enough time, copy the entire bible
> that they have made online.
> DF
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Steve Tang...