Medieval Copy Protection: I Put A Curse On You | Techdirt. 8 September 2010
1. For a medieval mind, the curse was not to be discarded, even though the few who could read would probably be precisely those who would not believe in it.
2. that said, more important is the fact that the monks felt the necessity to put the curse to protect their work. It is a universal trait to try to/ be tempted to ‘copy protect’ works, which does not mean it is right per se
see “Why It’s Important Not To Call Copyright Infringement Theft” TechDirt, 14 September 2010, refering to http://www.copyhype.com/2010/09/is-copyright-infringement-theft/