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Re: [dvd-discuss] "El Dread" slammed in The Register

After reading his whine, the only thing this this clown has proven is that 
copyright shouldn't go beyond an author'slifetime. As such his arguements 
support Eldred.

Ole Craig <olc@cs.umass.edu>
Sent by: owner-dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
10/18/2002 07:47 AM
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        To:     dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
        Subject:        [dvd-discuss] "El Dread" slammed in The Register

Someone from a usually-enlightened paper Just Doesn't Get It:


    "The problem is that Eldred simply doesn't understand how
    publishing works. He's obviously never written a book. He doesn't
    understand how much time and money goes into producing a book; he
    doesn't know how authors' rights work; and he doesn't know, or
    care, that print-on-demand books earn nothing for the author.
    Essentially, he doesn't know how little money an author would make
    if it weren't for a nice, long copyright in his name. Indeed, most
    authors earn precious little as it is. If it weren't for the
    incentives the copyright law provides, far fewer people with good
    ideas would venture into publishing and our lives would be even
    poorer than they are."

(should you wish to respond, tcgreene@bellatlantic.net is the address
in need of asbestos. :-)

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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