The Right To Copy Correctly

Welcome to the Land of SCOD. Dare to Publish for Free! The only Price is SHARING! Allow other people to copy. If they take without giving credit or respect, they suck. The Right to Copy is here.

Sharing means allowing other people to use something that you ‘created’. Copying means making a duplicate of an original. SCOD defends the concept of infinite amalgams. The ancient Greek philosopher Empedocles once said “There is nothing original anymore, there is only an intermingling of what has already been mingled.”

Original works are inspired by pre-existing influences to various degrees. To make an ‘original’ work, one develops concepts. These concepts come from somewhere, usually from thinking about already existing works. Many times people claim they “just thought of it” independently without any outside influence on their solitary minds. This is denial of the natural laws of inter-connectedness; The Doctrine of Reciprocal Maintenance, Karma, and even laws of Quantum Physics. Nothing exists in isolation, except in archetypal idea; and that idea has just been shared.

While it is human nature to want to share with others and be communal, it is also human nature to be possessive and spiteful. Those that take without giving in a communal society are ostracized. Those that take in a possessive society are sued by lawyers in Courts, and it is excessively expensive and time consuming. Either way, the important lesson learned by human interaction is ultimately: SHARING is good, STEALING is bad.

If we allow others to use our works trusting that they will not hurt us for no good reason, then when our work is ‘copied’ or ‘used’ by someone else it is not stealing. It becomes theft when you are not able to use what you created because it is missing, or your right to use it has been taken away from you.

Many of the logical factors behind legal ‘copyrights’ are satisfied by the mere act of making copies of something, and making it public with a recorded date. Remember the ‘Poor Man’s Copyright’ is a post-marked, unopened letter with your invention inside. The more you put your work out there yourself publicly, the more proof you have of the date of publication. The more you give publicly, the more you get established and self-made.

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