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Re: [dvd-discuss] Churches sue critic for linking and posting aC&Dletter
- To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Churches sue critic for linking and posting aC&Dletter
- From: Noah silva <nsilva(at)atari-source.com>
- Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 13:43:04 -0500 (EST)
- In-reply-to: <OFFE8AB231.4FE406B1-ON88256B6E.006598CE@aero.org>
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> Maybe we should look at this as reductio ad absurdum. If EVERYTHING is
> copyrighted at the Berne Convention, CTEA and certain members of the
> "Intellectual Property" intelligensia, then EVERYTHING becomes copyright
Well that's easy: I don't accept the berne convention as being a valid law
;) They can write a law into a book tomorrow saying all white people have
to pay twice as much tax as others, it doesn't make it legally valid.
> Personally, I don't think, a C&D letter satisfies the
> originality requuirement for copyright.
> BTW - Since the Ds lawyer had to make a copy for his files, whey don't
> they sue him/her for copyright infringement too :-)
Presumably because he has the ownership of the copyright and permission to
republish, or at least permission. (and he isn't republishing).
-- noah silva