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Old March 16 2009, 01:45 PM   #45
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Peter David may (?) have killed Scans_Daily

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David has written multiple times on his blog that his intent was to let Marvel know that their copyright was being violated. Is it really so hard to imagine he had no other intent than to simply make sure the copyright owner knows what's going on with their property?
Is it difficult to imagine that he would have no reason to expect that Marvel would take some action? Yes, yes it is.
Expectation is not intent; please do not move the goalposts.
Please do not obfuscate by pretending that importan distinctions exist where none do.

Old robot story by Asimov had one of the characters wondering whether the part of that Robot Law about harming humans - the part that said a robot "could not through inaction allow a human to come to harm" - was important. The other character pointed out that without it a robot could drop a heavy weight from height on to a human being fully knowing that it was fast enough to rescue the human - and then after dropping the weight just change its mind about the rescue. Of course, that's ridiculously compartmentalized reasoning...
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