For some reason I was googling Richard Stallman today and came accross a something that he wrote concerning Harry Potter. What intrigued me was not the content of the article, but the copyright at the bottom:
copyright (c) 2005 Richard Stallman
Verbatim copying and redistribution of this entire page are permitted provided this notice is preserved.
I find it strange that he would place a copyright notice on his work at all. Isn’t this the man who so vehemently opposes copyright and patent laws? Why is his article not released into the public domain, where I can redistribute the work without presving said notice?
Seems ironic, don’t you think?