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RE: [dvd-discuss] Disney Does Self Destructing DVDs
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- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Disney Does Self Destructing DVDs
- From: "Richard Hartman" <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 10:15:03 -0700
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- Thread-topic: [dvd-discuss] Disney Does Self Destructing DVDs
Moreover, it does not "provide access" to a work
-- it _prevents_ access after the time elapses.
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!
> -----Original Message-----
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> 'twas brillig when Richard Hartman scrobe:
> > I don't know that a chemical process qualifies as a Technical
> > Protection Measure under the DMCA.
> I think it's pretty clear that it does not qualify. Look at
> the statute.
> A TPM "'effectively controls access to a work' if the measure, in the
> ordinary course of its operation, requires the application of
> information, or a process or a treatment, with the authority of the
> copyright owner, to gain access to the work"
> The self-erasing DVD does not require the application of
> information or
> a process to accomplish its self-erasing function. All it requires is
> exposure to the air.
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