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Re: DMCA - as bad as you think?

by petral (Curate)
on Jul 19, 2001 at 08:34 UTC ( #97984=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to DMCA - as bad as you think?

Hey guys, if you want to duplicate a DVD you take a copying machine, put the original in one side and a clean disk in the other and push the button. During the trial of the Norwegian kid on Centre Street for the DeCSS code, there were hawkers in front of the courthouse selling pirate dvd's on the sidewalk.


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Re2: DMCA - as bad as you think?
by pmas (Hermit) on Jul 19, 2001 at 17:37 UTC
    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.

      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.


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