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RE: [dvd-discuss] Hearing on "Sovereign Immunity and the Protection ofIntellectual Property"

I can imagine that if Civil Rights is one thing that the Feds can force 
states to waive sovereight immunity for, then you can bet that Copyright 
and and patents wouldn't be far behind if the states tried it.  The 
slippery slope of this argument is that if it is a good thing for a 
university as a state agency, it's even better for the public 
schools.....in The LA Unified that might not be a bad things since the 
winner take all book order means that there's a lot of argument about what 
should go into the books and so kids have less books than most 

Richard Hartman <hartman@onetouch.com>
Sent by: owner-dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
02/19/02 12:14 PM
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        To:     "'dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu'" <dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
        Subject:        RE: [dvd-discuss] Hearing on "Sovereign Immunity and the Protection of 
Intellectual Property"

> -----Original Message-----
> From: microlenz@earthlink.net [mailto:microlenz@earthlink.net]
> Similar problems came up in the 70s from the Kent State 
> Shooting. Sueing 
> the jackass governor and national guard general required the 
> state of Ohio 
> to waive its sovereign immunity...but that's an interesting 
> thought on states 
> providing circumvention devices...somehow I don't think it 
> will happen. 

Oh, I dunno.  A state college or university would be a
"state agency", and I can imagine that the could do a lot
of work on circumvention devices that the wouldn't hesitate
to publish (or otherwise make available).

-Richard M. Hartman

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