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The internet has become a great challenge to copyright policies, and internet communities like these are a special factor in the discussion on them.
The SOPA/PIPA/ACTA matter has shown that the awareness of copyright policy in general is very high; artists on dA took a firm stand on copyrights/copylefts, dA itself allows direct access to Creative Commons licenses for every submission.
As a group on Linux, we should expect even higher awareness for licensing, for Linux is a "proof-of-concept" that even a complex project like an Operating System can be put into practice without restrictively copyrighted and closed source content.
Yet there are, as everywhere, some who seem to not know about or chose to ignore applicable law and recent jurisdiction, violating the rights of other artists:
Though you might grant others the rights to do whatever they want to with your art (under certain conditions or not), not all artists do think the same.
Today there was a submission to the gr
Poetic PsychosisIn thirty seconds, the next shell would fall. Every night was the same, but every night Lorenzo experienced it as if it were the first time. His throat felt swollen; breathing was hard. He glanced around at the others; young men like him who had been shipped out in the name of honour and freedom. There was no honour in this, no freedom. Only death behind your eyelids, and a fear so gutting, that it carved out your innards and left you a hollow husk. Lorenzo tried to breathe, tried to assure himself that he was still whole, still made of flesh. They had lied when they told him he was ready.
Matteo ran towards him, arms out, rifle swinging uselessly at his side. He shouted for him to run, but Lorenzo remained motionless, unable to move as his friend’s warning was lost in the constant blare of gunfire. None of them were ready.
“The cycle is repeating. It is not safe.” The voice was soft and weak, yet it carried over the gunfire and battle cries without impediment.
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