[linux-elitists] [Advogato.org] Copyright and Region-Blocking

Paul J Collins sneakums@sto-kerrig.org
Sun Oct 22 11:26:55 PDT 2000

> From http://www.advogato.org/article/185.html

> [ The sale of book distribution rights by an author ] is a contract
> between the author and the publishers, and affects the end consumer
> only in which books are available in which editions in their local
> bookstore.

> [...]

> Region blocking ties the consumer into this contract, without the
> consumer having any say in whether or not they accept the contract.

I wonder, is this a legally valid argument?

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