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RE: [dvd-discuss] You can go swimming, but....

I would argue (probably unsuccessfully in today's climate regarding IP) that you shouldn't be able to add additional restrictions upon copyrighted material.  The act of copyrighting implicitly invokes a social contract that limits your ability to place such restrictions.  If you want such restrictions, then don't copyright the material.  Protect it yourself.

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Hartman [mailto:hartman@onetouch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 4:47 PM
To: 'dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu'
Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] You can go swimming, but....


The behavior you describe is just fine, as long as
it is arranged by contract beforehand.

Without prior arrangement, though, the doctrine of
first-sale (did I remember that correctly?) applies.

-Richard M. Hartman

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: PSYchiccr@aol.com [mailto:PSYchiccr@aol.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 11:47 AM
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] You can go swimming, but....
> Surely when you purchase a DVD it come with the right to 
> watch it. The right 
> is to see the movie at any time you choose. It must be that 
> you also have the 
> right to take it to any place you go to and watch it there. 
> The next step I 
> am sure is that the DVD will only play X times before it self 
> distracts and 
> is no longer viewable.