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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Well, he's absolutely correct. That's the difference between Copyright and "Urheberrecht," you can't get rid of the latter. But of course you can hand out unlimited usage permissions.
    --
    Ordinary morality is for ordinary people. -- Aleister Crowley
    • Which is what he does, as he goes on to write later.

      I know about the philosophical difference between the laws – a literal translation of “Urheberrecht” would be something like “author’s right.” Contrast that with the literal meaning of the word “copyright” and you get the right idea: one is about innate rights associated with the creation of a work, the other is about rights over its replication. Obviously, you can’t sensibly declare that you are no longer the creator of something you created, whereas you can sensibly declare that you no longer wish to control its replication.

      I just thought that his deadpan way of “declining” was funny.