Comment: Are you contending that if

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Are you contending that if

Are you contending that if software is shared it should be open source?

I think copyright laws go too far in some ways, especially recent attempts to control how you use even your hardware. Once you buy something you should be able to modify it as you see fit, as long as you don't use the result to defame the original creator. However, I think that a original creator has the total right to choose whether or not to release something as open source (thereby making it much easier to successfully modify it).