1993-09-14 - Re: warez garbage cluttering the screen

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <pmetzger@lehman.com>
To: thug@phantom.com (Murdering Thug)
Message Hash: 2fe8c3cc3f3f7d66cbca4a74ff525cf6258525e00323f97a36561a38679537fa
Message ID: <9309141429.AA04493@snark.lehman.com>
Reply To: <m0ocVHw-0009HYC@mindvox.phantom.com>
UTC Datetime: 1993-09-14 14:34:58 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 14 Sep 93 07:34:58 PDT

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <pmetzger@lehman.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 93 07:34:58 PDT
To: thug@phantom.com (Murdering Thug)
Subject: Re: warez garbage cluttering the screen
In-Reply-To: <m0ocVHw-0009HYC@mindvox.phantom.com>
Message-ID: <9309141429.AA04493@snark.lehman.com>
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1) I don't favor piracy. I especially don't favor piracy by people who
   can't capitalize or spell, and who think that saying "rich fat fucks"
   is a suave conversational gambit.

2) I agree that piracy is not the proper subject of this list.

3) If Mr. Thug wants to discuss piracy, there are thousands of places
   for him to do so.


Murdering Thug says:
> > What have these endless  bandwidth wasting   lists   of                    
> >                supposed   warez   sites  to  do  with  Cypherpunks? Please 
> > take  your  personnal  vendettas  elsewhere.  I  pay  for DL  time.
> 1) The fl0w of wArEz keeps the universe in perfect harmony.  Without wArEz
> there would be no life as we know it.  And just because you are a rich fat
> fuck who can afford to plunk down $795 for a copy of Pagemaker, you
> shouldn't take a moral stance against those who cannot afford such
> extortion yet need these software tools to keep up technologically with
> rich fat fucks like yourself. 
> 2) wArEz have A LOT to do with Cypherpunks.  Software, pirated or
> otherwise has value, and as such it must be considered as a form of
> digital money.  One may trade encrypted wArEz anonymously over anonymous
> mailing lists, FSP/FTP sites, newsgroups like the proposed alt.waste, and
> BlackNet.  wArEz _are_ digital gold coins, they have inherent value,
> unlike useless encrypted random number certificates advocated by others. 
> 3) I don't give a flying fuck if you pay for your DL time.  If you're
> stupid enough to be using AOL as your Internet port of entry, then you
> deserve to be ripped off by Compuserve's evil bastard cousin.  Why don't
> you point and click yourself a new brain, and join a flat-rate system like
> Netcom or any of the hundred other public access internet sites. Support the
> small entrepreneurs instead of those lazy fat bastard nazi censors at AOL.
> Thug