|Argentine Professor Attacked for Sharing Philosophy Classics Online : northxsouth : free software news from latiN AMErica|
by deepgeek at 6:46 am EDT, May 28, 2009
A French publishing company, Les Editions de Minuit, has brought criminal charges against a professor in Argentina for making Spanish translations of classic works of philosophy available for free on the internet, including Nietzsche, Heidegger and Derrida. In February, Les Editions de Minuit filed a complaint which was then sent to the French Embassy in Argentina and, probably because of multilateral law enforcement treaties, the Argentina Book Chamber brought legal action against Professor Horacio Potel.
Ironically, Les Éditions de Minuit began as an underground publishing company in Paris in 1941, as part of the resistance to the German occupation of France. The Nazi occupiers controlled all media and publishing and, therefore, Les Éditions de Minuit’s founders were fighting against state control of information.
|RE: Argentine Professor Attacked for Sharing Philosophy Classics Online : northxsouth : free software news from latiN AMErica|
by Dagmar at 5:54 pm EDT, May 29, 2009
You missed the best part--the part where they prove they've lost their minds.
Horacio Potel has posted, over the course of several years, without authorisation, and free of charge, full versions of several of Jacques Derrida’s works, which is harmful to the diffusion of his (Derrida)’s thought.
Who would have ever thought that making something freely available on the internet would be harmful to it's dissemination?
Are they counting legions of forum trolls howling "TL;DR" as part of their target audience or what?