Comments on: And another big win today for the Stanford CIS project http://www.lessig.org/2008/08/and-another-big-win-today-for/ Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Mike http://www.lessig.org/2008/08/and-another-big-win-today-for/#comment-12258 Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:02:54 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/08/and_another_big_win_today_for.html#comment-12258 *sigh*

I figure if you’re going to stand up for a principle, you have to go on standing up for it even when it pains you most.

I know this is a win for freedom of speech, for free culture. I really do, and I really am glad of it.

But damn I hate that they used that beautiful song in that hateful film.

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By: Stephen McKay http://www.lessig.org/2008/08/and-another-big-win-today-for/#comment-12257 Tue, 19 Aug 2008 19:28:21 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/08/and_another_big_win_today_for.html#comment-12257 Just wondered if you’d seen this small controversy about the UK Govt’s alleged misuse of open source materials …

http://dizzythinks.net/2008/08/downing-street-claims-crown-copyright.html
http://www.mikerouse.net/2008/08/15/10-downing-street-wordpress-website-knock-off-and-rip-off/

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By: Peter Rock http://www.lessig.org/2008/08/and-another-big-win-today-for/#comment-12256 Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:04:35 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/08/and_another_big_win_today_for.html#comment-12256 A just ruling. And, there’s the added bonus in that allowing distribution of the film will help others see the ID movement for what it is. It would be a shame to block material that only accelerates implosion of the ID movement.

If Christianity is what floats one’s boat, at least listen to Christians that don’t attempt to co-opt science with their unobservable beliefs.

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By: Bill Altreuter http://www.lessig.org/2008/08/and-another-big-win-today-for/#comment-12255 Thu, 14 Aug 2008 06:54:09 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/08/and_another_big_win_today_for.html#comment-12255 We think of Supreme Court as our highest trial court.

LESSIG: thanks. Corrected.

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By: Seth Schoen http://www.lessig.org/2008/08/and-another-big-win-today-for/#comment-12254 Thu, 14 Aug 2008 02:35:20 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/08/and_another_big_win_today_for.html#comment-12254 I think I have to insist that that phrase should be spelled “de minimis” (as the CIS blog post spells it), because “de” governs the ablative case and the ablative of “minima” is “minimis”.

I’ve seen “de minimus” all over the place, but it must have arisen because of a notion that Latin nouns should end in “-us” and maybe also because it’s hard to distinguish non-native Latin speakers’ pronunciations of “-īs” and “-us”. :-)

Congratulations to CIS on this victory.

LESSIG: Corrected as suggested. Thanks.

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