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Re: [dvd-discuss] Power play

Here's another subtle power play. Artech publishes and reprints many technical 
books. One of their books that I have at work has a copyright of 1980. I put a 
request at Powells Books in Oregon for it. Several months later it came in and 
I ordered it. The book was published in 1965 by Wiley. Reprinting it in 1980 
does not extend the copyright from 1965 ...now all of this is moot under the 
reforms of the last 30 yrs of course...I'm getting old enough that I suppose 
that the creators of those "reforms" would consider this a triumph.

On 5 Jan 2003 at 17:34, D. C. Sessions wrote:

From:           	"D. C. Sessions" <dcs@lumbercartel.com>
To:             	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject:        	Re: [dvd-discuss] Power play
Date sent:      	Sun, 5 Jan 2003 17:34:39 -0700
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> On Tuesday 24 December 2002 13:13, Richard Hartman wrote:
> > Note that they do not mention which rights.  "All rights
> > reserved" just means that any right they might possibly
> > have left to them is being retained as firmly as possible ;-)
> Wrong!  They do specify which rights they are claiming:
> "All rights reserved.  Reproduction or any other use of
> this book without the publisher's written permission is
> strictly prohibited."
> "Reproduction or any other use" is pretty broad,
> wouldn't you say?  Especially on a book which
> IIRC is mostly public domain already?
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