"...Some people have highlighted this tension between different uses of the word for a long time. Richard ­Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation and a notorious linguistic stickler, has a long list of words he finds troubling (including "free", "creator" and "ecosystem"). He believes that piracy has always been a propaganda term when used by publishers..."

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Created by can.axis 15 years 6 days ago – Made popular 15 years 5 days ago
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15 years 5 days 19 hours 52 min ago


Some of us never started using the word

As always, it is critical to think about the language we use in order to do our best to convey what we actually mean. I would have preferred the writer of this article to take a stand with a title like "It is time to stop using the word 'piracy'", rather than the nilly approach of asking an open ended question. I know that writing in this style is believed to get people to think but in reality, it just teaches people that it is OK to sit on the fence and avoid taking a stand on important issues.

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