[sword-devel] Legal ?

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 01:51:49 -0700

I agree.


At 05:30 PM 11/23/1999 -0700, Michael Paul Johnson wrote:
>I believe that we should remove the decryption keys for the copyrighted 
>texts for which we have no distribution permission from the developer area 
>immediately to avoid even the appearance of wrongdoing. It would also be 
>wise to remove even the encrypted versions of such texts from public areas, 
>since they serve no purpose there, now, anyway. I have looked at the 
>copyright law, and I'm not a lawyer, but I can read. Where there are real 
>legitimate "loopholes" in the law, you know I am not afraid to exploit them 
>(i. e. with cryptographic software distribution). Where the law of man 
>conflicts with God's law, I likewise don't hesitate to go with God's law 
>instead. In this case, though, I appeal to you (and especially to Troy) to 
>be patient with respect to the copyrighted texts, and take them out of the 
>spotlight. Doing otherwise will only poison future negotiations and give 
>people cause to accuse us of wrongdoing.
>Michael Paul Johnson