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RE: [dvd-discuss] Postage Meters and the "Right to Tinker"

True -- strictly speaking you are not
enjoined from _creating_ a derivative
work so much as you are from distributing
it after it has been created, much as
you are prevented from distributing
the original work itself.

-Richard M. Hartman

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sham Gardner [mailto:mail@risctaker.inka.de]
> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 11:54 AM
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Postage Meters and the "Right to Tinker"
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 11:35:01AM -0800, Richard Hartman wrote:
> > 
> > So the viewable "Die Hard" is a derivative work
> > of the scrambled version on the DVD, and I only
> > own the scrambled version without the right to
> > create a derivative work (the viewable version)
> > unless I have a player licensed by the DVD-CCA?
> For that matter, should creating a derivative work for 
> personal enjoyment be
> illegal? Say a translator wanted to hone his skills by 
> translating a work,
> for which they wouldn't be able to obtain authorisation from 
> the copyright
> holder, without distributing the result of his efforts. Should the law
> prevent him from doing so?
> -- 
> http://sites.inka.de/risctaker/DeCSS/
> "No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population 
> by force of
> arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than 
> the need for
> freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot
> stand." (Ambassador G'Kar, Babylon 5)