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Theologian attempts censorship after losing public

RockDoctor (15477) writes | more than 2 years ago

Censorship 3

RockDoctor (15477) writes "Theologian John Haught publicly debated prominent evolutionary scientist and atheist Jerry Coyne at the University of Kentucky back in October. Before the debate, both parties agreed to the debate being video-taped. Coyne is of the opinion that he convincingly won the debate over Haught. But we'll never know, because Haught, with the assistance of staff at University of Kentucky who sponsored the debate, is banning publication of the video of the event. They are even refusing to release the half of the debate containing Coyne's comments and questions, which is his intellectual property. And that latter is theft, plain and simple, in addition to Haught's cowardice."
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If you think this is wrong, get involved. (1)

mephistopheles2u (2498426) | more than 2 years ago | (#37911914)

There are links to a petition and lots of email addresses to UK, Georgetown, media and more in the comments. Just click through http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/theologian-john-haught-refuses-to-release-video-of-our-debate/#comment-149049 [wordpress.com]

Email addresses (1)

JohnJSal (2498452) | more than 2 years ago | (#37913642)

ombud@uky.edu, pres@email.uky.edu, rrabel@uky.edu, haughtj@georgetown.edu, news36@wtvq.com, newstip@wkyt.com, newstip@wymtnews.com, pbaniak@herald-leader.com

Theft? (1)

An Anonymous Coward (236011) | more than 2 years ago | (#37917254)

They are even refusing to release the half of the debate containing Coyne's comments and questions, which is his intellectual property. And that latter is theft, plain and simple

So torrenting music and movies is OK, but as soon as it's something you support, it's suddenly theft? Nope, sorry, doesn't work both ways. That point has been covered many times here, you can't "steal" intellectual property like that. Coyne's comments and questions still belong to him, even if the video containing them isn't released. And he's still free to make his comments public however he pleases. I know Slashdot has quite a few militant atheists, but please try to sound objective in your summaries.

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