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Why software should be free,R. Stallman

Why software should be free   (Citations: 32)
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Published in 1990.
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    • ...Kruger [35] and Weisband and Goodman (1992) presented a set of arguments against the illegal copying of software, while Stallman [58, 59] argued that there is nothing wrong with copying software...

    Robert Willisonet al. Software Piracy: Original Insights from a Criminological Perspective

    • ...These range from formation of alliances between foreign and domestic software companies, ethical codes of conducts for computer professionals (Anderson et al. 1993), reducing the price of software (Cheng and Png, 1999; Stallman, 1995; 1997; Strikweda & Ross, 1992), seeking to persuade users by the argument that the price of software would increase if copying were to continue (Lass & Wood, 1996), the introduction of legislation as a ...
    • ...It doesn’t harm anyone Stallman (1995), see also Weckert (1997), Weckert and Adeney (1997)...
    • ...The argument that the unauthorized copying of software does not do any harm to anyone is put forward by Ladd (1997), Nissenbaum (1995), Stallman (1995; 1997) (see also Weckert, 1997; Weckert & Adeney, 1997)...
    • ...The argument put forward by computer ethics scholars (Kuflik, 1995; Stallman, 1995; 1997; Weckert, 1997; Weckert & Adeney, 1997) that “software cannot be bound by ownership or copyright, because software products are immaterial products” was the least favorable...

    Mikko T. Siponenet al. Unauthorized copying of software: an empirical study of reasons for an...

    • ...These range from formation of alliances between foreign and domestic software companies, ethical codes of conducts for computer professionals (Anderson et al. 1993), reducing the price of software (Cheng and Png, 1999; Stallman, 1995; 1997; Strikweda & Ross, 1992), seeking to persuade users by the argument that the price of software would increase if copying were to continue (Lass & Wood, 1996), the introduction of legislation as a ...
    • ...It doesn’t harm anyone Stallman (1995), see also Weckert (1997), Weckert and Adeney (1997)...
    • ...The argument that the unauthorized copying of software does not do any harm to anyone is put forward by Ladd (1997), Nissenbaum (1995), Stallman (1995; 1997) (see also Weckert, 1997; Weckert & Adeney, 1997)...
    • ...The argument put forward by computer ethics scholars (Kuflik, 1995; Stallman, 1995; 1997; Weckert, 1997; Weckert & Adeney, 1997) that “software cannot be bound by ownership or copyright, because software products are immaterial products” was the least favorable...

    Mikko T. Siponenet al. Unauthorized Copying of Software - An Empirical Study of Reasons For a...

    • ...; Snapper, 1995), and may therefore arouse concerns, not hitherto encountered in the case of other rights, as suggested by Moor (1985)...

    Mikko Siponen. A justification for software rights

    • ...to ethics, not the other way around ’ (Stallman, 1995, p. 190)...
    • ...He engages in fifth stage thinking (Stallman, 1995; 1997), when he discusses different arguments about the consequences of free software at the societal level and concludes ‘. . . a person who enforces a copyright is harming society as a whole both materially and spiritually; in which a person should not do so regardless of whether the law enables him to ’ (Stallman, 1997, p. 236)...
    • ...BSA (2002) Against X Chen & Png (1999) Against (X) Crow (1989) Against X Glass & Wood (1996) Against X Johnson (1988) Against X Johnson (2001) Against X Kruger (1994) Against X Nissenbaum (1995) For X X Samuelson (1993) Against X Siponen (2001) Against X X Stallman (1995) For X Stallman (1997) For X X Strikwerda & Ross (1992) Against X (X) Taylor & Shim, 1993) Against X Traphagan & Griffith (1998) Against (X) Weisband ...

    Mikko T. Siponenet al. Unauthorized copying of software and levels of moral development: a li...

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