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Re: [dvd-discuss] Postage Meters and the "Right to Tinker"
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Postage Meters and the "Right to Tinker"
- From: microlenz(at)earthlink.net
- Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 17:46:22 -0800
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On 10 Jan 2003 at 17:36, John Zulauf wrote:
Date sent: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 17:36:55 -0700
From: "John Zulauf" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Postage Meters and the "Right to Tinker"
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> Richard Hartman wrote:
> > If running TurboTax is not a fair use, then I
> > can't run it even if I _do_ buy a key from them . . .
> It's not fair until you pay them an receive the authority. It is not
> the key that gives authority, but the copyright holder at the time you
> exchange money for the key. The key is just a token of the authority to
> copy granted by the holder of the copyright.
Not correct. you receive the authority of the copyright holder when you receive
a copy of the copyrighted material from the copyright holder legitimately (in
this case a gift).
The real question is if the pros of allowing the copyright holder to do this
outweigh the benefits to society of allowing them to do so. A discussion of
those would be more productive to deciding whether or not this major alteration
of several hundreds of years of copyright law and practice should be permitted.