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RE: [dvd-discuss] Postage Meters and the "Right to Tinker"
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- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Postage Meters and the "Right to Tinker"
- From: "Richard Hartman" <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 15:44:29 -0800
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- Thread-topic: [dvd-discuss] Postage Meters and the "Right to Tinker"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Zulauf [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sham Gardner wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 01:42:46PM -0700, John Zulauf wrote:
> > > > They have no right to determine the personal use that I
> make of it.
> > >
> > > Actually they do. I just depends on whether your
> personal use infringes
> > > their copyrights, or constitutes fair use. It doesn't
> matter that the
> > > work is in a digital medium. If there were some way to
> infringe the
> > > copyrights of a paper and ink book through personal use,
> > > those things would be their right as well.
> > How exactly is installing the program different to reading
> a book in this
> > regard?
> One doesn't copy a book onto the hard drive to read it (typically).
One does if it's .PDF or .LIT . . .
So ... if RandomHouse sends me an unsolicited CD
full of _protected_ .PDF ebooks, am I within my
rights to make use of the Russion un-protection
program to read them, or do you maintain that
I have to buy a key from them to legitimately access
> Going around a security measure certainly is not "ordinary use" in any
... including the case of DeCSS ...
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!