Pirate sharing (was: [ox-en] suggested term)
- From: Stefan Merten <smerten oekonux.de>
- Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2003 17:41:22 +0200
Hi Johan and all!
2 weeks (18 days) ago johan soderberg wrote:
'Pirate copying' is a perfect example of a term made up to stealth
values of the IP agenda. Usually writers on our side use the name
'unauthorised copying'. It is fairly (though not entirely) neutral.
I just got the idea, that instead of removing the word 'pirate', to
replace the word 'copying'. The suggested term would be: 'pirate
sharing'. In fact, sharing is what we do when copying. And by
juxtaposing pirate with the positively loadad 'sharing', it
highlights the agenda installed in the original terminology.
That's good! "Pirate sharing" expresses the fundamental contradiction
of the new society with the old one by the different emotional loads
of theses words. For "them" it is piracy - for "us" it is sharing
Mit Freien Grüßen