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RE: [dvd-discuss] Diebold uses DMCA to suppress embarrassing memo s
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- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Diebold uses DMCA to suppress embarrassing memo s
- From: "Richard Hartman" <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 08:33:18 -0800
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeme A Brelin [mailto:email@example.com]
> On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, Ballowe, Charles wrote:
> > If an e-mail conversation is legally different than a spoken
> > conversation, why?
> Copyright protects works in a fixed medium.
> Nobody has yet found a way to make vibrating air molecules
> into a fixed
> medium... you gotta go ahead and store the vibration patterns
> somehow and
> revibrate later.
It's called an "audio tape" ... and there are restrictions
on it's use.
For a non-taped conversation we're down to someone relaying
what they remember ... this is known as "hearsay".
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!