[linux-elitists] p2p, MLP, SMTP, and MP3 for You and Me

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Tue Mar 6 10:34:22 PST 2001

I love the smell of information leakage in the morning...just
got pretty solid confirmation that I was dead on
accurate with the "Bruce Perens/pretty face" thing:
Damn I'm good.

Anyone else have an empeg for your car yet, or just Marc? (Not that I'm
going to _burn_ it or anything on Burn All MP3s Day, I swear)

SVLUG is tomorrow, and it'll focus on a highly elitist subject -- MAPS.
All hail Paul Vixie (but run anarchic DNS anyway) I sent Ian Kluft some
extra SVLUG safety tips, since he only had them for bicyclists, not
motorists or pedestrians: http://svlug.org/directions-cisco-9.shtml (Any
skateboarders or scooter riders out there? If so, wear a helmet and mail

Can I just say Steve Litt is the man? This is a really
good explanation of XML. 

And finally, just in case you _didn't_ have a good reason to write

----- Forwarded message from hal@finney.org -----

Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 09:58:41 -0800
From: hal@finney.org
Subject: Re: [freenet-devl] Should we provide a sample letter?
To: devl@freenetproject.org
Reply-To: devl@freenetproject.org

Apologies for continuing this thread, but I wanted to point to an
excellent article on the EFF site, "Peer-to-Peer File Sharing and
Copyright Law after Napster" by an attorney with the Berkely Center for
Law and Technology, a legal agency which specializes in defending free
speech cases.


The article gives specific advice about how to design systems to avoid
liability under the DMCA.  It is U.S. centric and somewhat oriented
towards commercial efforts, but I think the points will be of interest
to Freenet developers.  His prescriptions are summarized below.  Read the
article for more detail.

  1) Your two options: total control or total anarchy.
  2) Better to sell stand-alone software products than on-going services.
  3) Can you plausibly deny knowing what your end-users are up to?
  4) What are your substantial noninfringing uses? 
  5) Disaggregate functions.
  6) Don't make your money from the infringing activities of your users.
  7) Be open source.
  8) Do not be a direct infringer: make and store no copies.
  9) Do not build any "circumvention devices" into your product. 
 10) Don't use someone else's trademark in your name.


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