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RE: [dvd-discuss] FW: SJ MercuryNews, Ruling a blow for DVD indus try (11-02-2001) (Emailing: dvdsuit02.htm)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael A Rolenz [mailto:Michael.A.Rolenz@aero.org]
> Yes. I think that's a true danger. What is particulary 
> gauling 

OhMiGod!  The DVDCCA is _FRENCH_ ?!?!?  No wonder they hold
the rest of us in so much contempt! 


>about the 
> DVDCCA is their argument that "they had it therefore they 
> stole it!" and 
> that the lower court didn't say.....give me proof...show me evidence 
> before putting ANY injunction. If the DVDCCA can't provide 
> EVIDENCE, the 
> court should not even bother listening to them....

D'accord.  Even if proof is a matter for the trial, there
should be at least enough evidence that theft occurred to
call the question.  I believe that was lacking in this case.

>although I 
> do realize 
> that shrinkwrap licenses did play a part in the argument.

... and shrinkwrap licences have been invalidated just about
every time they come before the court.  It shouldn't have played
any part in the argument!

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi./sec ... not just a good idea, it's the LAW!