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Re: [dvd-discuss] CA Supreme Court hears Pavlovich JurisdictionChallenge inDVDCCA case

Another of the WIPO's beautiful ideas....make copyright problems criminal 
offense....now I don't know about you but in the bad old days when I grew 
up (early 70s) we had a civics course that explained about laws, courts, 
etc...one thing was the diffference between a criminal act and a civil 
one. Criminal acts were acts against the state or another person of the 
state or their personal property or their real property. So now we have 
acts against intellectual property...as in those "evil mean and wicked 
nasty hackers want to rape pillage and plunder the sanctity of my 
intellectual property" <appologies to Steppenwolf, Alex Bevan, and Monty 
Python> . AND the threat of doing so has become a criminal 
act.....Unfortunatly, the more time people spend looking at details the 
less time they do considering the foundations....that shift in foundations 
is something our judicial system hasn't gotten yet.

Ole Craig <olc@cs.umass.edu>
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09/09/2002 08:48 AM
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        To:     dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
        Subject:        Re: [dvd-discuss] CA Supreme Court hears Pavlovich JurisdictionChallenge 
in DVDCCA case

On 09/09/02 at 17:39, 'twas brillig and Tom scrobe:
> On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 11:32:06AM -0400, Ole Craig wrote:
> >              Moreover, they don't have to sue the manufacturer -- all 
> > have to do is invoke 1701's "trafficking" clause to nail any would-be
> > importers.
> Let me get this straight: The MPAA is going to sue, say, WalMart over
> selling ("trafficking") cheap DVD players?

                 They don't have to. 

                 Trafficking is a *criminal* offense, meaning they can get 
DoJ to put the clamp on, CF. Adobe/Sklyarov. Which leaves me (and
several million other taxpayers) footing the bill, thankyouverymuch. 

Ole Craig * UNIX; postmaster, news, web; SGI martyr * CS Computing
Facility, UMass * <www.cs.umass.edu/~olc/pgppubkey.txt> for public key

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