Re: Spring Loaded Folders Reloaded

On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 13:04:12 -0500, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > 
> > I'd say that when a law is ridiculous you're not forced to obey it. This
> > is the case here. We should NEVER respect software patents because
> > respecting them reinforces them. I really think it's our duty not to
> > respect them.
> Unfortunately, whether you respect them or not, doesn't stop you from
> being sued for millions of dollars, thrown in jail, and otherwise having
> your life utterly ruined by a greedy bastard in a suit who already has
> more money than you ever will.

Can you cite a precedent for this outrageous claim?

> The correct thing to do, for all the US citizens here, is to get off
> their rears and write some letters to their representative/senator, or
> use the EFF Action Center (  Anyone who won't
> take the 30 minutes to do this should from here out shut up and never
> complain about stupid laws again, since it's obviously not worth their
> time to correct it.

There are many ways to protest unjust laws. Civil
disobedience is among them. I'm sure I don't need to cite an
example (Rosa Parks :-).


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