Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Dog Delusion

Dog Delusion

16 comments:

toomanytribbles said...

is this yours?
may i please, please blog this and link back here?

Aaron Kinney said...

Hey toomanytribbles!

This image is not my work. I found it at some random website and thought it was funny so I posted it.

Because I am staunchly against Intellectual Property rights, I do not consider it necessary to ask my permission to use anything on any of my blogs or websites. But if you happen to be pro-IP, and want my permission to copy this image for your own purposes, you most certainly have it. But considering that I didnt actually create this image, from a pro-IP perspective I dont know how much meaning my consent for you to use it can have.

So, in other words, feel free to use this image however you see fit in accordance with your views on intellectual property :-)

Aaron Kinney said...

Oh yeah, um I forgot to mention. Yes you can link back to this blog and blog all about it. I love it when other bloggers link to my blog :-)

toomanytribbles said...

http://toomanytribbles.blogspot.com/2009/05/dog-delusion.html

:-)

toomanytribbles said...

basement cat smiles at the success of his mischief.

breakerslion said...

That's just like you Ahoundists, brainwashing that poor kitten at such a young age! Who do you think buried all those fossilized bones? Dog did! The evidence is all around you! Wake up and smell the hydrant! If you don't repent, the evil doorbell-ringing Uniform Man will take you to the Pound!

Aaron Kinney said...

Hahaha look! Another houndist barking feebly at us :P

Anonymous said...

'Because I am staunchly against Intellectual Property rights, I do not consider it necessary to ask my permission to use anything on any of my blogs or websites.'

Intellectual property rights exist for a very good reason, that reason being that there are many people who depend upon it for their livelihood. Illegally copying a film, for example, deprives those who went to the trouble and expense of actually making the aforesaid film of the revenue that is rightfully theirs. Does your attitude mean that I can copy whole slabs of your website and claim it as my own?

Anonymous said...

"Intellectual property rights exist for a very good reason, that reason being that there are many people who depend upon it for their livelihood. Illegally copying a film, for example, deprives those who went to the trouble and expense of actually making the aforesaid film of the revenue that is rightfully theirs. Does your attitude mean that I can copy whole slabs of your website and claim it as my own?"

Killing rights exist for a very good reason, that reason being that there are many people who depend upon it for their livelihood. Illegally killing someone, for example, deprives those who went to the trouble and expense of actually joining the Army of the revenue that is rightfully theirs.

Argument fail.

Anonymous said...

Your 'argument' above is completely ludicrous because:
1)There is no such thing as 'killing rights' (as opposed to copyright) - you just made it up for the purpose of point-scoring.
2)Analogy is no argument.
3)You have not directly addressed any of the issues involved, instead dodging the whole issue (much like a politician).
Fact: Anyone who believes they have the 'right' to steal the work of others is seriously deluded and immoral. Shame on you 'anonymous', who I am assuming is not Mr. Kinney, who made the original (misguided) comment.

Aaron Kinney said...

Re: Anonymous,

Intellectual property rights exist for a very good reason, that reason being that there are many people who depend upon it for their livelihood.
That is no argument for IP. There are many stupid rules and immoral activities that financially provide for the livelihoods of those who commit them.

Furthermore, IP creates artificially inflated prices for media and information, which HURTS the livelihoods of the consumers. It also causes a reduction in the overall amount of media to be enjoyed by consumers, due to its higher individual unit price.

Illegally copying a film, for example, deprives those who went to the trouble and expense of actually making the aforesaid film of the revenue that is rightfully theirs.Ahem. It is not rightfully theirs if they SOLD IT TO SOMEONE ELSE. If you want to retain ownership rights of something, then dont sell it!

Does your attitude mean that I can copy whole slabs of your website and claim it as my own?Plagiarism is a distinct and different issue than Intellectual Property rights - one is lying, the other is about ownership of information. So to answer your question, yes, feel free to copy whole slabs of my website, I dont care. But I would simply suggest for your own sake that you do not explicitly claim what you copy as your own, lest your reader/fanbase discover your lie and hold you to account for it.

And while Im at it, I would like to add that those media/information creators who have embraced the new information medium and dissemination networks are profiting more handsomely than those who have resisted the change. Radiohead, for example.

Aaron Kinney said...

Re: Anonymous,

Your 'argument' above is completely ludicrous because:
1)There is no such thing as 'killing rights' (as opposed to copyright) - you just made it up for the purpose of point-scoring.

What he was doing, I think, was pointing out that the financial sustaining of a livelihood is not in itself a moral justification for a given rule or activity. And I think he was also using the absurd term "killing rights" deliberately in order to imply that "intellectual property rights" are just as absurd.

2)Analogy is no argument.That is not necessarily so. Analogies can be good or bad arguments depending upon the accuracy or relevancy of it.

Fact: Anyone who believes they have the 'right' to steal the work of others is seriously deluded and immoral.Actually, anyone who believes that you can repeatedly dictate the use of a thing, no matter how many times you already sold it, is deluded and immoral.

Shame on you 'anonymous', who I am assuming is not Mr. Kinney, who made the original (misguided) comment.
You assume right; that guy is not me, although I pretty much agree with him.

noor said...

Fact: Anyone who believes they have the 'right' to steal the work of others is seriously deluded and immoral.
Anyone who believes simply coming up with an abstract idea gives you a right to control the _real_ physical property of others, is seriously deluded, and when they attempt to enforce it, immoral.

Mike Gogulski said...

Gosh I love kittens!

Anonymous said...

Any cat that, after reading that book, goes outside and ignores the delusion that what appears to be a large, furry, animal is running toward him and barking, will have a very unpleasant surprise.

Marty Helgesen

Sguffalo Bill said...

dog god,
opus dei porcus dei

Sgufala is the right way


Sguffalo Bill