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

HOw can one separate the purchase? When one buys a book, is one purchasing 
the pages but not the cover? What of the dust jacket? The CD is contained 
in the purchased package and becomes personal property that can be used or 
disposed with or without the book.

Richard Hartman <hartman@onetouch.com>
Sent by: owner-dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
10/11/2002 09:40 AM
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        To:     "'dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu'" <dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
        Subject:        RE: [dvd-discuss] [OT] Money-where-your-mouth-is department

But you did not buy the CD.  You bought the book.
The CD was a free accompanyment.  Hence first sale
might apply to the book, but not the CD!

If you sell the book, you would be perfectly free
to give the CD away along with it ...

-Richard M. Hartman

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Stratton [mailto:cpt@gryphon.auspice.net]
> Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 7:36 PM
> To: DVD-Discuss
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] [OT] Money-where-your-mouth-is department
> 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.
> 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> 
> --------------+
> >