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Re: [dvd-discuss] adobe DMCA letters

On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 07:35:03PM -0500, Harold Eaton wrote:
> >Although section 512 is imperfect, it isn't a
> >travesty like 1201; it's the lesser-known part of the DMCA, which
> >has nothing to do with DRM.
> It's far worse than imperfect, it too is a travesty. What it
> does is equate allegation with proof, and turns the adjudication
> over to large corporations instead of the courts. It doesn't do
> these things on it's face, but unless you have the resources to
> become your own tier 1 service provider (e.g. Larry and Bill,
> but just about nobody else), it has the same practical effect
> on the internet.

absolutely. providers are very, very easily bullied into doing
something a big guy asks for, because standing up for the rights of
your small private customers is usually more expensive than losing a
few of them.

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