23 October 2006
And on the topic of the 8th commandment...
...a few days ago an anonymous poster attacked the folks at CPH as being motivated by greed. I deleted the post when it came to my attention, but it had been on for several hours at that point. I should not just have deleted it; I should have defended my friends and colleagues at CPH. Even when I totally disagree with one of their policies (and anyone who reads this blog knows at least ONE policy I disagree with), to attribute the motive of greed is simply wrong. The 8th commandment calls for us to explain our neighbor's actions in the kindest way; and the kindest way in this matter is that the folks at CPH believe that they are following the laws of our land and showing good faith to those who let them use their material by a careful adherence to their copyright policy. I'm all for CPH revisiting the subject, but these folks do not deserve to be termed "greedy." So let's call a halt to assigning the worst motives and instead begin to practice the discipline of the mouth (and hand): "Set a watch before my mouth, O Lord, and guard the door of my lips!"
Posted by William Weedon at 11:23 PM