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Re: [dvd-discuss] dmca international?

I think it's pretty sad that a country that most in the US considered "the
enemy" for so many years has better consumer rights laws than we do.

 -- noah silva 

On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Michael A Rolenz wrote:

> I'm not surprised. The lawyer is protecting his client and is likely to 
> take that interpretation. OTOH, as we have seen over and over again, the 
> distinction between the medium and the material seems to be a subtle 
> abstraction that the legal community (save notable exceptions :-) doesn't 
> quite grasp. 
> But it also raises some questions regarding the sovereighty of nations. 
> Look at Dmitri. Assuming Russia were a party to a WIPO type treaty, then 
> Russia might be required to prosecute him because of the DMCA even though 
> what he is doing is legal and what Adobe is doing is not....OK turn that 
> around, should the USA prosecute Adobe because they are providing ebooks 
> in a illegal format in Russia?  While a WIPO, WTO treaty may provide 
> general guidelines, there WILL be differences and most nations won't yield 
> their sovereighty to another nation (usually called appeasement, 
> annexation, conquered, or defeated).
> Tom <tom@lemuria.org>
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> On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 08:19:35AM -0800, Michael A Rolenz wrote:
> > I guess the question is that while COPYRIGHT applies to works, the DMCA 
> is 
> > not a law regarding copyrights but "protecting" access and prohibiting 
> > tools that "circumvent" access schemes. 
> that was part of my argument agains this, but the legal guy essentially
> said "it does without question govern copyright". I guess this is one
> of the "legal hooks" the various behind-the-scenes documents mentioned,
> namely that because SOME of it governs a copyright aspect, ALL of it
> gets the full advantage of international agreements.
> clever, these guys.
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