Godwin point for the copyright debate : The Falkvinge point

In the follow-up of the publication of Talking Back Lessons: Retorts To "Copying is Stealing" from Rick Falkvinge, I wrote a translation in French and also a short complementary article in order to explain the context to the people which are not fully aware of the problem of the copyright monopoly. In the latter, I explain why this discussion is important and I define the Falkvinge Point, which seemed important for me to be translated in English.

Copy copy copy by David Goehring on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/3063453222/)The Falkvinge point, the new Godwin point for the debate on the copyright

My suggestion is to define the Falkvinge point when someone, in a debate on the Copyright monopoly, asserts that copying is stealing. As this constitutes an arbitrary attack ad hominem, without any objective base —  as demonstrated in the article of Rick Falkvinge —, the debate is closed and whoever mentioned this sentence is considered having lost the debate. 🙂

Defining Piracy by John Lester on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pathfinderlinden/5458147415/)


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  1. Pingback: Copier, c’est voler ? Faux ! Utilisez le point Falkvinge ! | Souquez les Artimuses !

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