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Re: [dvd-discuss] Comments from the Judge in the 321 studios case

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On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Kurt Hockenbury wrote:

>On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 microlenz@earthlink.net wrote:
>> And as I've argued before, works that are distributed with encryption should
>> not be copyrighted
>Ok, so we offer two editions: the encrypted edition, for $9.99, and the
>uncrypted edition, for $999.  If you copy the (uncopyrightable) encrypted
>edition, you infringe the encrypted edition.

two threads imply themselves...

1) no, you cannot possibly infringe the unencrypted version, since the
copy [of the encrypted version] is not of the unencrypted version.  The
encrypted version is a separate work and copies of it are not copies of
anything else.

2) yeah, that's the whole point: the unencrypted version is publically
available: they cannot sell only the encrypted version.  Nobody ever said
that the unencrypted version would be easily gotten, just that you CAN get
it.  If it's worth $1000 to have a legally copyable version to you, by all
means, go for it.

>Or are you saying publishing a work with encryption removes an item from

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