[Ffmpeg-devel] [Linuxtag] floor plan and accomodation

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Apr 9 15:18:58 CEST 2006


On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:37:51AM +0300, Jan Knutar wrote:
> On Sunday 09 April 2006 09:04, Attila Kinali wrote:
> > (BTW: has anyone ever understood why dns entries cost money?)
> There's some overhead in managing everyone's reverses, and if you
> can make extra money out of it, all the better.

better for the individual who gets the money
worse for the one who pays
and worse for the everyone on average

its like copyright in a time where copying itself costs a negligible
option A, only the rich can afford stuff and only little
option B, everyone can read/use everything, authors get paid by the gov

option B doesnt cost more money and the authors dont get less, its just
that more people have access to the stuff and work,money and so on isnt
wasted on legal battles and technical meassures to keep the dying
copyright system alive



In the past you could go to a library and read, borrow or copy any book
Today you'd get arrested for mere telling someone where the library is

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