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Re: [dvd-discuss] IDSA Forces Arcade Game Manual Archive Offline

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On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Jeme A Brelin wrote:

>On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Steve Stearns wrote:
>> What I can't fathom here is why this DMCA action was launched.  It's not
>> clear to me that the IDSA has any authority to bring action in this
>> case.  Who is the copyright holder, and what interest do they have in
>> protecting these manuals?  Clearly the commercial value of these
>> documents is quite limited given that your friend couldn't find anybody
>> willing to sell him a copy.
>The maker of new equipment has a vested interest in keeping repair manuals
>for old equipment out of the hands of the public.  If you can't fix it,
>you have to buy a new one.

What does this have to do with standing in a copyright suit for the old
manuals?  That'd qualify the IDSA as an _Amicus Curiae_ certainly, but not
as a Plaintiff.

>Modern copyright's sole purpose seems to be keeping copies of works from
>people, rather than ensuring that works are available.

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