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

On Thu, 2002-10-10 at 19:36, Joshua Stratton wrote:
> 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 not the way I read it.
In any case, as the CD was a freebie with the book,
you can certainly sell the book complete with the
CD, and for that matter keep a copy.  The net
effect is to allow everything that you would
have under copyright (like the GPL, they don't
attempt to remove any of your rights) but to
*add* a couple that copyright would prohibit as
long as you accept some strings for those additions

> 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> --------------+
> > 
| It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance  |
|  It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance  |
|   It's the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to give     |
|    and the soul afraid of dyin' that never learns to live     |
+------------- D. C. Sessions <dcs@lumbercartel.com> -----------+