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Re: [dvd-discuss] [OT] Money-where-your-mouth-is department

On 10 Oct 2002 at 22:36, Joshua Stratton wrote:

Date sent:      	Thu, 10 Oct 2002 22:36:05 -0400 (EDT)
From:           	Joshua Stratton <cpt@gryphon.auspice.net>
To:             	DVD-Discuss <dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
Subject:        	Re: [dvd-discuss] [OT] Money-where-your-mouth-is department
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> Nevertheless, I don't care for the imposition on the first-sale rights of 
> the CD. It's great that noncommercial copying and sharing is permitted, 
> but you might like to resell the original CD sometime, even if you cannot 
> resell the copies from it.

That's a good point. While the Shrink wrap license is an abominiation, going 
the other extreme and using one to allow copying but not sale of personal 
property is also an abomination. If shrinkwrap licenses are odeous then one 
tailored to be less odeous is still odeous.

> On 10 Oct 2002, D. C. Sessions wrote:
> > This week I picked up a copy of David Weber's new Honor Harrington
> > story, _War_of_Honor_.  In the back there's this CD from Baen
> > Books.  On examination, it contains 38 plain-HTML books, including
> > all of the other books in the Honor Harrington univers, plus filk,
> > artwork, supplemental material, etc.
> > 
> > The T&C?  As printed on the CD, "This disk and its contents may
> > be copied and shared but NOT sold."
> > 
> > That's it.  *Thirty-eight* freaking full books, including best
> > sellers, all in plain file formats with no monkey business,
> > and Baen *wants* people to 'pirate' it.  From the website, it's
> > because Baen has hard, cold, cash records proving that every
> > time they turn loose an electronic copy of a story the sales
> > go up, not only for that one but for others by the same author.
> > 
> > I *so* want Jim Baen to testify before Congress.
> > 
> > -- 
> > | The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. |
> > | Because the slow, feeble old codgers like me cheat.                |
> > +--------------- D. C. Sessions <dcs@lumbercartel.com> --------------+
> >