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Re^3: perl Tk help

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Jun 25, 2012 at 10:48 UTC ( #978182=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I'm not so sure about that anymore. I recently heard a radio interview with the head of O'Reilly, still Tim O'Reilly I presume, and he said that the illegal content out there was actually helpful to them, by making people aware that such resources exist. So even though they may be technically illegal, I don't see much prosecution of these sites. Of course, this is just from my memory of what I heard, and may just be my wishful thinking. :-)

There are quite a few sites with O'Reilly content on them, some with advertising for various things, so it would seem their lawyers are letting it slide, or are complicit with it.

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Re^4: perl Tk help
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 25, 2012 at 11:18 UTC

    FWIW, that docstore has been LIVE since 2008, and if O'Reilly really wanted to do something, I read its not very hard to get secret service/customs/FBI/whatever to redirect the DNS SOPA-style

Re^4: perl Tk help
by marto (Cardinal) on Jun 28, 2012 at 08:49 UTC

    I appreciate that you're using phrases like "I presume" and "this is just from my memory of what I heard, and may just be my wishful thinking.", I accept that this theory/remembrance may or may not be the case :) Perhaps if O'Reilly had the clout of Time Warner/Universal etc sites like this would be taken down. I've reported this site to O'Reilly in the past a couple of times, and at least once I remember it vanishing for a while, which of course may or may not be related to any legal/C&D action O'Reilly may have taken.

      I don't want to start a flame war over this, but anything that allows the peons of the world to gain knowledge is good. I'm very glad that O'Reilly allows knowledge to be had for free, and I'm sure it benefits them is some way, even if it just brings them good karma.

      Lets not get started on software patents. :-) If the lawyers had their way, we would have to pay for breathing air, and a few fat cats would get rich, while the rest of us struggle for a breath.

      There is a saying from the Tao... " it isn't worth a thing, unless it is freely given"

      Is it a better world if the poor in undevloped countries ( and even the poor in the US :-) ) have access to the books? Do we advance more as a civilization by restricting knowledge to the 1% who can afford to pay for the numerous books needed nowadays?

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