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Re: [dvd-discuss] dmca international?

On Thu, Jan 17, 2002 at 01:37:41PM -0500, Kurt Hockenbury wrote:
> Maybe (space shifting software to your hard disk may or may not be legal).
> But what if instead of uploading, I mearly mount my legally-owned but (C)
> softare installation CD somewhere under my web server's document_root?
> Have I broken any laws?  I haven't copied anything, so I can't have broken
> copyright, right?

then point 2 would take effect - if you make it publicly available, and
someone copies it, you're ading him.

> > - if someone downloads it, HE does the violation (because he initiates
> >   the action), in wherever he is at that time. I may, however, be
> >   a party in an "aiding and abetting" case. in my home country.
> >
> > anyone spot a problem with that? everyone gets sued where he lives and
> > where he committed whatever he did commit.
> What if "HE" is a resident of a country where the copyrighted material in
> question is legal to copy?  Can you be charged with "aiding and abetting" a
> copyright violation?  

IANAL, but I don't think you can be charged for aiding a crime if there
is no crime.

> What if it's not a Canadian downloading the music, but an American on vacation
> in Canada?  Can he be charged with a copyright violation when he brings the
> music back into the US?

that's a tricky one. one for the lawyers. I think he can't, because he
came into posession of the copy lawfully. but IANAL.

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