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anti-DMCA or pro-"Right to Compatability"?

From: Russell McOrmond <russell _-at-_ flora.ca>
To: No DMCA in Canada <canada-dmca-opponents (at) flora.org>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 16:33:56 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 24 Mar 2002, Brett Delmage wrote:

> When registering, I strongly urge you to use a name that says what you're
> *for* not what you are against. Don't even use this language in internal
> discussion, it's not mentally helpful for advancing your vision.

  What about when people are not *for* the same thing?

  I don't believe it is effective to break people into smaller groups
simply because they are not for the same thing. I've had this same
discussion over the past 5 years with those opposing international
"Investment policy".  Sometimes what you have in common is only what you
are against.  Sometimes the status-quo (IE: doing nothing)  is what you
want rather than doing the wrong thing, which I believe is the case for
Investment Policy, protection of technological measures, etc!


> We use an expression in effective cycling skills training:
> "look where you want to go"

  I would love to have a "Right to Compatibility" group form, but are all 
the software types going to the meetings in agreement on this issue as 
bing the most critical?

> 	Brett
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