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Re: Why Bill Gates Will Win
At 10:37 PM -0500 11/7/97, Mark Hinds wrote:
>So, now PLEASE stop giving me this moral crapola about goverment
>and business. There are certainly no constitutional garantees
>regarding copyrights. So if there can be copyrights, then
>certainly there can be antitrust laws. It is not a moral
>issue. These are both simply attempts by our society to
>balance individual and societal needs. Big fat harry deel.
I believe I understood your point, and I can not help but mention
in addition that whatever a society has implicitly or explicitly
defined as its 'morals' are likely to find their way into
determining just what these laws are.
So I would submit that it is not entirely out of place to
bring into the discussion questions of morality, especially
when the existing laws are possibly due for some timely re-
definition, as is frequently the case as the society and its
business milieu evolve. As the society evolves, like structural
filaments its laws must evolve as well, and it is in part
the morals of the society at that time of legislative redefinition
that are brought to bear on their recodification.
Just a thought.