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Unformatted text preview: Intellectual Property Continued 04/02/2009 10:33:00 ← Scenario #1: recall our ethical “tests”—by what process did you arrive at your conclusions? • You’ve burned a few copies of a copyrighted DVD, which you paid for, in order to give your three closest friends copies. You downloaded a program from the web to bypass the DRM encryption. • Your justification: “My friends would never have bought that movie or gone to see it. But now they’re interested in it, and there’s a sequel coming out which they probably will go see.” • Subjective relativist approach? Kantian approach? o The opponent of a subjective relativist would say it’s illegal and it’s not the right thing to do. o Kant has 2 elements of the categorical imperative: 1. Act from no principle that you wouldn’t be willing to turn into a universal law; 2. Other people are ends and not means (don’t use other people)....
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- Spring '09
- File sharing, Subjective relativist approach