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[dvd-discuss] Fwd: Australian Court rules: Films aren't software

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>Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 12:10:34 -0500
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>From: "R. A. Hettinga" <rah@shipwright.com>
>Subject: Court rules: Films aren't software
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>Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 08:59:49 -0800
>To: cypherpunks@einstein.ssz.com
>From: Steve Schear <schear@lvcm.com>
>Subject: Court rules: Films aren't software
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>Warner recently got smacked down by an Australian court for introducing
>"two-tiered" titles: one for rental and one for sell-through.
>Outrageous excerpt:
>In addition to claiming that a video on DVD is actually software,
>rather than a movie, Warner tried to convince the court that simply
>playing a DVD movie should be considered an act of "copying":
>"Warner said a person playing the DVD was actually making a copy of the film
>because images and sound from DVD films were stored in the random access
>memory (RAM) of a computer or a computer contained within a DVD player."
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