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Re: [dvd-discuss] LA Times Article about Replay TV lawsuits

On 02/13/02 at 14:54, 'twas brillig and Jeremy Yates scrobe:
> Ole Craig wrote:
>  >On 02/12/02 at 08:15, 'twas brillig and Michael A Rolenz scrobe:
>  >
>  >>Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 08:15:19 -0800
>  >>From: Michael A Rolenz <Michael.A.Rolenz@aero.org>
>  >>Reply-To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
>  >>To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
>  >>Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] LA Times Article about Replay TV lawsuits
>  >>
>  >>Hmm....lets see remote controls, fast forwards, the mute button, channel
>  >>surfing, getting up and going to the bathroom during the commercials ALL
>  >>must be copyright infringment and included in the lawsuits....I'd say 
> that
>  >>the studios thought "lies between the pit of man's fears "....
>  >>
>  >>The real question is if the courts can separate copyright from the
>  >>business models the copyright holders have....last paragraph is the best
>  >>soundbite.
>  >>
>  >>"What difference does it make how I do it?" Wood
>  >>said. "The dilemma is, the technology is turning
>  >>the business model upside down. But that doesn't
>  >>mean it's copyright infringement."
>  >>
>  >>The only thing different about digital is that there are a lot of dodos
>  >>out there running the studios have to learn a new word...not that they
>  >>ever understood what analog meant.
>  >>
>  >
>  >	A) Broadcasters buy programming (content) and then
>  >	B) broadcast it, using it as bait to
>  >	C) lure audiences which they
>  >	D) resell to advertisers.
>  >
> Doesn't the "Cable Act" allow them to collect royalites from the cable
> companies.

Them who? I was including cable operators under the umbrella term
"broadcasters". This may perhaps be technically inaccurate, but at the
level of abstraction with which I was dealing I felt that was a
distinction without a difference.

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