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Re: [dvd-discuss] SCC, Lexmark, and copyrightversusreverse-engineering
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] SCC, Lexmark, and copyrightversusreverse-engineering
- From: "John Zulauf" <johnzu(at)ia.nsc.com>
- Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 08:49:35 -0700
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> <DA on>
> And if Lexmark has made RE so much more difficult, then they are entitled to
> their competitive advantage. That's the capitalist system at work.
> <DA off>
But isn't that *exactly* why we have copyright abuse and anti-trust?
Let Lexmark contend that they are selling a software product with each
The use of copyright to defend rights and markets *outside* the market
for the copyright work itself is copyright abuse. Also, the requirement
to buy a copy of an copyrighted work in order to buy ink sounds like an
illegal tying to me -- especially since it grants the ink seller a
Out of the frying, into the fire.
<cynical>If only the cooks weren't off on vacation.</cynical>