More on manuals plus rescue

geneb geneb at
Fri Aug 21 11:00:00 CDT 2015

On Fri, 21 Aug 2015, Evan Koblentz wrote:

>> Years ago I needed a HP service manual for a plotter I was trying to repair 
>> that I owned. HP of course wouldn't let me have it, so I had to buy a PDF 
>> copy from someone on eBay. I ended up removing the password and posting it 
>> on my website.
> That's called "stealing".
No it's not.  At *worst* you're voilating the copyright of someone elses 
copyright violation. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS. NOT. THEFT.  This is not 
my opinion, it's decided case law by the Supreme Court.

>> The more of it turned free, the better.
> True, but you can't just take the law into your own hands.

Well until we get together enough people together to buy a Senator or 
three like the likes of Disney does, we're not left a whole lot of options.


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