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RE: [dvd-discuss] Latest RIAA Tactic- Impersonating a Police Officer
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- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Latest RIAA Tactic- Impersonating a Police Officer
- From: "Richard Hartman" <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 09:27:58 -0800
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("attituted"? oops ... s/attituted/attitude/)
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Hartman
> Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 9:22 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Latest RIAA Tactic- Impersonating a Police
> Copyright infringement and the DMCA are two separate things.
> The DMCA enforces the removal by technological means of use rights
> that we nonetheless retain under actual copyright law. This bypasses
> the entire legal system and puts the force of law behind the whims
> of the media interest groups. This is arguably unconstitutional in
> the way that "due process" is negated, and should be opposed by any
> and every means available.
> Copyright is a long-standing and useful practice. True, recent
> legislation has (over)extended copyright to the point of idiocy, but
> the concept of copyright itself is nonetheless worth
> supporting. I might
> support _limited_ "civil disobedience" regarding copyright
> if you put some sort of boundary on it, such as respecting a shorter
> term but anything over X years is considered "public domain" by your
> protest group, however the attituted conveyed by your question "Why
> shouldn't anybody condone copyright infringement?" seems to go beyond
> -Richard M. Hartman
> 186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jeme A Brelin [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 7:57 PM
> > To: Openlaw DMCA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Latest RIAA Tactic-
> Impersonating a Police
> > Officer
> > On Sat, 17 Jan 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > Well Jason...if you read this, you have either been
> > misquoted or need to
> > > reread the Constitution - there is the due process clause
> and while
> > > nobody should condone copyright infringement, there is
> > still that little
> > > issue that must be addressed.
> > Why shouldn't anybody condone copyright infringement?
> > The state is condoning a few privateers' and robber barons'
> efforts to
> > break what I see as moral and ethical law. I condone the
> > breaking of the
> > law when the law does not support my beliefs.
> > Civil disobedience is an important part of making changes to
> > the status
> > quo.
> > J.
> > --
> > -----------------
> > Jeme A Brelin
> > email@example.com
> > -----------------
> > [cc] counter-copyright
> > http://www.openlaw.org