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RE: [dvd-discuss] Good AiboPet Hacker - DMCA story in Sci Am

Estoppel: A rule of evidence whereby a person is barred from denying the 
truth of a fact that has already been settled -Also denying ones previous 
actions or words. 

Essentually, your previous actions or statements or settlements cannot be 
repudiated. The best example is where there is a minor breach of contract 
and because it is minor, the other party continues with the contract. At 
the conclusion, the party that suffered the breach cannot sue the other 
for a breach of contract because they were aware of the breach and 
accepted it. They are estopped from sueing for a breach of contract. 

Try a search on estoppel and interetingly enough the same paragraph pops 

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Richard Hartman <hartman@onetouch.com>
Sent by: owner-dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
01/24/02 09:22 AM
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        To:     "'dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu'" <dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
        Subject:        RE: [dvd-discuss] Good AiboPet Hacker - DMCA story in Sci Am

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael A Rolenz [mailto:Michael.A.Rolenz@aero.org]
> Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 8:56 AM
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Good AiboPet Hacker - DMCA story in Sci Am
> "The DMCA remains the law of the land and what AiboPet does 
> breaks it. 
> Sony
>  retains its right to crack down on AiboPet and others like him, but 
> chooses not
>  to exercise it, for now."
> OK.....how does the doctrine of estoppel apply here?

You take the estoppel out of the bottle and take a few
big swigs?

Perhaps you could give a brief description, for the 
non-lawspeak-enabled what "the doctrine of estoppel"

-Richard M. Hartman

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