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RE: [dvd-discuss] EFF: Court Endorses Ban on DVD Copy Technology [321 Studios]
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- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] EFF: Court Endorses Ban on DVD Copy Technology [321 Studios]
- From: "Richard Hartman" <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 19:38:18 -0800
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- Thread-topic: [dvd-discuss] EFF: Court Endorses Ban on DVD Copy Technology [321 Studios]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeme A Brelin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 2:46 PM
> To: Openlaw DMCA Forum
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] EFF: Court Endorses Ban on DVD Copy
> Technology [321 Studios]
> On Fri, 27 Feb 2004, Joshua Stratton wrote:
> > Presumably the answer is that the authority was given to
> the DVDCCA to
> > authorize manufacturers to decrypt in the course of normal
> operations of
> > DVDCCA-allowed players.
> That authority was granted by the DVDCCA, not the copyright holders.
> So... when did the copyright holders grant authorization?
> They didn't.
Yes they did, when they offered their work for sale. Whatever
authority is required to view under normal course of operation
(ought to be) covered under right of first sale ... unfortunately,
that therefore _must_ imply right to decrypt ... and if you _have_
the right to decrypt . . . . . . .
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!