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Brian Johnson bjohnson at drtel.com
Sat Oct 29 04:30:17 UTC 2011


- Brian

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On Oct 28, 2011, at 2:05 PM, "Mike Jones" <mike at mikejones.in> wrote:

> On 28 October 2011 16:41,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
>> You *do* realize that for all your nice "Thei Internet Is Not A Commons"
>> ranting, the basic problem is that some people (we'll call them spammers) *do*
>> think that (a) it's a commons (or at least the exact ownership of a given
>> chunk is irrelevant), and (b) they're allowed to graze their sheep upon it.
> If someone keeps putting their animals in my garden then some
> countries would permit me to shoot them and sue the owner for the cost
> of the bullets. Even those with more restrictive property rights laws
> would still permit me to throw them off of my land and sue the owner
> for any damage they caused me.
> On the Internet when people start shooting their sheep they think they
> are the victims and go to the dutch police, sorry i mean the police of
> whichever jurisdiction the hypothetical entity is from, complaining
> that they are being deprived of their right to abuse peoples gardens.
> - Mike

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