Re: [-empyre-] cybernetic liki
On May 3, 2004, at 12:13 AM, John Hopkins wrote:
And also, isn't a UA just simply an application of one of the tired
forms of top-down relation (setting up a power-relation dialectic
between criticalware and user)?
Sorry, but no. A user agreement is a necessity in our litigious world
of intellectual property squabbles. Without a UA, users can send us
cease-and-desist letters whenever they feel like it, and we'd be forced
to somehow remove or erase portions of liken.
Which may not seem like a big deal until you realize that everything in
liken is interconnected. We allow users to save paths ("savegames") of
their journey through liken. If you start removing nodes, you start
breaking paths and savegames.
I don't know what the climate is like in Finland, but in the United
States, if you don't have defensive measures set up, you're *actively*
hurting yourself. Our UA is just a very fair way of letting everyone
keep the rights to their own work, while allowing criticalartware to
exhibit, compile or remix it.
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