[linux-elitists] Re: pho: Tonight on Disney
Karsten M. Self
Mon Oct 22 17:18:44 PDT 2001
on Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 04:59:50PM -0700, Greg KH (email@example.com) wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 07:53:21PM -0400, Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO wrote:
> > The owner of the monopoly does not have to be consulted prior to my sharing
> > my inforamtion and archives with others. If I sell copies of it to others,
> > that is another matter. The would infrindge on the limited monopoly
> > holders rights.
> So warez sites are legal as they don't charge money?
Also: 17 USC 512.
See also general references to common carrier liability exemptions.
The broader point (brushing hay out of hair) is that your strawman
misses the point: the case is not as clear as either the media
companies or the h4x0r5 would like it. There is noninfringing copying
of copyrighted media. There is a limit to amount and extent of same.
Napster itself didn't hold, host, or transfer content, but indexed it.
Is Tripod in the same class as Napster? Google?
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