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Re: DVD legal maneuvers (fwd)




----- Forwarded message from David Honig -----

Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2000 05:42:50 -0800
From: David Honig <[email protected]>
Subject: CDR: Re: DVD legal maneuvers

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Suppose I buy a music record which says on the package
it can't be played on the radio, or lent from a library,
or lent to anyone else, or performed by any musicians who
can reverse engineer it.

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----- End of forwarded message from David Honig -----

Actualy you can't prohibit a non-profit lending library from loaning it out.
The copryight acts specificaly designates this and educational institutions
(with no apparent limit on copies) as an exemption.

After all, to fully register a copyrighted work you must submit a copy which
is then given to the Library of Congress to hold in their stacks if they 
choose (the LoC can pick and choose). So in the very act of registering a
work you are agreeing to allow it to be used in lending libraries.


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