Zero Sum Games
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this doesn't make sense, copying keys to cars does not make a duplicate of the car. copying music does not steal the original music from the owner [View full text and thread]
Keyster (Our slogan: Save your keister with
Sometimes you lock your keys in your car,
or you are right near a friends car who you
KNOW wouldn't mind if you borrow their car,
except you don't have their key. KEYSTER
to the rescue! Just use our Keyster browser:
Enter the licence plate number of the car
with your celluar phone's keypad. Through
the miracle of Keyster technology, a key
will be teleported to your location. Open
the car up, and off you go!
Keyster users decide what keys to make available
to others using the Keyster browser, and
what content to download. Don't worry about
this too much as some people with less scruples
than you will make available every key for
every car made by GM, Ford, Toyota... all
the big car companies. Our service is a GODSEND
to small car companies: A lot of people will
borrow keys to those cars and drive around.
People will see the new car and say "Hey,
that's a great little Yugo. I wanna buy me
one o' them".
Keyster respects property law and expects
our users to do the same. Unauthorized driving
away of someone else's car is an infringement
of their rights. As a condition to your account
with Keyster, you agree that you will not
use the Keyster service to infringe the property
rights of others
in any way (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).
There is another business out there with
an idea similar to mine. That business claims
that my idea is completely different than
theirs for they offer a product that is non-rivalrous
in consumption; that is, both you and I can
use the product without affecting the other,
whereas if I am driving your car, you cannot
simultaneously be driving your car. I claim
that this distinction is immaterial: In both
cases the owners of the property clearly
have right to it. In both cases the owners
of the property have given our respective
customers permission to use it. That's it.
What more could you ask for?
Both that other business and I agree it would
be really, really bad if people abused our
services to use things without permission.
We both ask our customers not to do that.
I mean it. We're serious. You guys promise.
I mean cross-your-heart-and-hope-to-die promise.
I mean its-a-violation-of-federal-law-but-there-are-millions-of-you-stealing-and-so-you-are-hard-to-catch
Do you promise?