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RE: [dvd-discuss] Petition for rational copyright law

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Bauer [mailto:jfbauer@comcast.net]
> Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 7:38 AM
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Petition for rational copyright law
> On 05-Jun-2003 Noah silva wrote:
> > 
> > Why do you think this? The registry system could be incredibly
> > simple.  Everyone registers their copyrights now, just that 
> it's not as
> > organized or simple as it could be.  I agree that every 
> copyright should
> > be assigned a number, and be in an easily searchable 
> database.  Then when
> > a book or CD says "Copyright No. 76245674", you could hop 
> on copyright.gov
> > and check out the details of the copyright, when it 
> expires, when/how many
> > times it was renewed, owner transfers, etc.
> Don't forget that (most) every email you send is also 
> copyrighted.  Be sure
> to bcc the copyright registration database for all your emails.  Wait,
> that won't work, need need the registration number before you send it.
> Oh well, just add a few more steps to every message you send.

You don't need the number before you send if we route all 
emails through the copyright center, where they get recorded
and stamped with their copyright number before being sent on
to their actual destination . . . 

-Richard M. Hartman

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