5838Re: [MedievalSawdust] Copyright Question
- Mar 2, 2006
> If commercial use or interest was the only factor, the RIAA/MPAA wouldn'tTrue. But what they are doing is not based upon copyright,
> sueing nearly as many people as they are right now.
but DMCA, which doesn't apply to the printed media we are talking
> I think you are trying to use the educational/research clause to justifyIt isn't? Oh, drat, I wanted to learn something.
> posting. I have two thoughts:
> 1. This forum is not an educational institution
> 2. What "research" goal is obtained by distributing it out to everyone onTeaching more about how to do medieval woodworking, I guess.
> the list.
Unless that is educational. :-)
> Compare:They are different. But are they different enough to transcend
> 1. Single person going to a library, getting a copy of the article
> through ILL
> (covers educational institution as it's a library, covers a single
> doing research)
> 2. Publishing an entire article to an entire email list.
categories? I contend not.
> Very true that someone won't get sued over this. The magazine wouldn'tAgain, totally different issue related to DMCA. And they actually
> want the bad press. However.. the MPAA/RIAA *has* won cases like this,
> so there must be someone willing to litigate.
very rarely win, but often settle. From a friend of mine's web
log - he's a professional in issues of media, rights and law, as
well as an SCA person: ""The DRM, incompatibility and lawsuits" is a lot
like a media generated "crime wave." It is getting reported more, but
without any follow up on how customers respond and how lawsuits get
He wrote that 2/28/06. I trust his opinions, even casual ones,
since he also does things like testify before government committees
and so forth.
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