RevBogovac

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  1. So there is a distinction then; sure, someone who "owns" the forum/website has a say of what it contains (or not). Still a bit silly to censor any ideas that are spread if the "owner" chooses to have a forum on the website. The very idea of a forum is a "designated space for public expression" so any censorship is a bit of a contradiction in terms, isn't it?
  2. The servers store bits of information; essentially 0's and 1's. It's funny to think of those as containing anything more; my ideas are my ideas (in whatever form or by whatever medium I choose to spread them). The fact that someone can choose to monetise them by "repackaging" and "reselling" is their right (as well as the choice to delete them). But I still find it "silly" to see that as "ownership of the words"... If you say/type them, "you own them"... the renter of the sevrers can merely choose to delete them from sight for other visitors... but still "silly"... And I even remember Rev. Calli claiming the "intellectual property" of his words in another forum here...
  3. Still, what is "owned" here? The [rent on] the servers are [IMHO] irrelevant. Whatever is typed here are someone's own ideas put into words. And they (should) own (up to) them. It seems "silly" to me trying to censor anything...
  4. Going a bit "off-topic" now, but still: "The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody." Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men.
  5. Who is the "owner"? (This is not a rhetorical, but a more "tricky" [or philosophical, if you will] question you might think.)