Large corporations are the real pirates...

I'm sure many readers of Baylyblog consider my opposition to Christian organizations and publishers' claiming copyright on works in the public domain as quixotic, tilting at windmills.

But it's not tilting at windmills--not at all. Rather, it's a serious case of theft and you can get a better understanding of this evil by reading this article showing that the real piracy today isn't your teenage son using Limewire to download a song or movie. That's shoplifting and it's sin, but the real piracy is done by the large corporations abusing copyright law for their own profits. And Christian publishers are not speaking out against these abuses. I have yet to see or hear of them taking a Christian stand against such theft.

If a reader can point me to a place where they have opposed it, please do so. (TB, w/thanks to Lucas)

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These growing (publicly-traded non-Christian) corporations own the copyright on the Holy Bible? How could this ever have a "happily ever after" ending?

Now churches can look forward (read: budget) for new pew Bibles whenever the corps. holding copyright deem necessary. Along the lines of Microsoft Office 2010 we'll be treated to the New Revised 2015 ESV or how about the Really New Upgraded rNIV-2018? I had hoped the ESV would be largely a hands-off revision of the old RSV. Shenanigans like these make the venerable KJV look better with age.

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