The ability to change features, prices, and availability of things you’ve already paid for is a powerful temptation to corporations.

  • @Rodeo
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    04 months ago

    Only if you subsequently distribute it does that “theft” break the law.

    Also money doesn’t actually have intrinsic value. It’s just fancy paper. Things like food and shelter and clothing, and the tools and materials with which to make them, that’s what intrinsic value is.

    • @[email protected]
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      14 months ago

      Making a copy without the copyright is against the law, no matter which way you slice it. Egregious large-scale infringement is usually prosecuted, whereas it’s otherwise settled civilly. Nevertheless, both constitute copyright infringement.

      Indeed I had the terms confused: it’s incorrect to say fiat currency has intrinsic value; it has instrumental value.