[Dev] Parabola stance on game assets
freemor at freemor.ca
Fri Sep 28 19:17:02 GMT 2018
CC'ing back into the list beacuse I assume that was where you meant it to go
On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 07:36:19PM +0100, pribib wrote:
> The primary purpose of youtube-dl is to obtain local copies of
> videos, music and images
> The primary purpose of a browser is to browse the internet which is
> significantly broader than the purpose of youtube-dl
> When thinking about where the line is drawn based on the primary
> purpose of the software, youtube-dl should be a consideration
> Program that accesses the internet and can download lots
> Program that is intended to download both free and nonfree cultural files
> Program whose only purpose is to download nonfree cultural files
> Consider at what level of this a program is considered to be
> recommending or endorsing non free cultural works
I see where you are going the but your premise seems flawed. You are failing to
recognize that the vast majority of content on websites is non-free. I can not
take a random picture from a website modify it and then claim it to be my own.
In fact most thing I do not even have the right to re-distribute at all.
So if you are arguing youtube-dl is mostly to access non-free works then so is
a browser, with very few exceptions. Even the FSF licenses many of their posts
CC-BY-ND. Thus not free.
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