in reply to Re: DMCA - as bad as you think?
in thread DMCA - as bad as you think?

I do not get your point, petral. I know it is easy to stole info on DVD, and many are doing that. These 'hawkers' have nothing much to lose. But tachyon and Ovid are concerned about our online community -- PerlMonks -- and we all have enough to lose.
What will happen if some company decided to sue PerlMonks on some issue? Who will pay the bill?
Unfortunatelly, it is known tactics from big companies in USA to sue critics, and it works. And we want to avoid it.


To make errors is human. But to make million errors per second, you need a computer.

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Re: Re2: DMCA - as bad as you think?
by petral (Curate) on Jul 19, 2001 at 22:12 UTC
    My point is certainly not to disagree that the law sucks. Just that it has nothing to do with preserving artists' "rights to an income".
    update:  Sorry, a lot of general discussion was going on and I didn't address your specific point. I'm sure we can link to places a lot closer to the source before we come close to being at any kind of risk. The links here are so "safe", I can't really see worrying about it.