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Let's see..

"I've never had to sign an NDA to listen to a song on the radio or go to a concert or purchase a recording. So I am naturally able to reproduce those experiences (or that recording) to the best of my abilities. Nature does not tie a cosmic string to those memories or copies of the recording that gives the originator some kind of mystic power to keep me from singing a song I heard or duplicating a CD I bought. So "copyright" is clearly not a natural right for artists, as there is no nature-provided mechanism by which artists can enforce it. The only right that nature affords the originator of an idea is initial secrecy. Once that secrecy is surrendered by sharing the idea with others, nature gives everyone who has heard the idea, equal right to the idea."

This doesn't really make much sense.. I don't think you understand the term "Natural rights"..

"I read you as trying to argue that because of the current copyright regime, when I purchase a recording I'm beholden to some kind of "implicit contract" (if you'll excuse the oxymoron) to not copy the recording. I agree that this is currently more or less the case, but the current situation is an immoral government intrusion on my natural rights and trampling of the free market, as I've been arguing."

Well you read wrong.. I argue because this falls under man being able to keep the fruits of his labor. I disagree.. If you don't want to or don't agree with the contract, then your option is to not buy the item.. Completely free to turn the item down..

"Instead they're making up an artificial legal privilege for one class of people and letting that privileged class leverage government coercive power to abridge my rights."

What calls would that be? Do you know that the majority of patents and even artists were not rich from birth? So it's not the elite class.. not that they don't benefit from the band they represent..

"I'm just trying to protect my natural right to my rightfully-obtained copy of the music he originated, which includes my ability to compete with him in the free market, even using the music he originated."

LOL yeah justification for theft. Download many movies do ya?

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