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Re: [dvd-discuss] IDSA Forces Arcade Game Manual Archive Offline

On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 10:46, Dean Sanchez wrote:
> Slashdot has a link to an article about how IDSA using the DMCa is the
> reason the site is closing.  I have a friend that tried for months to
> get manuals to some old machines that he had; he was elated to find
> this site.  If it was not for it, he would not have been able to
> repair his machines.

What I can't fathom here is why this DMCA action was launched.  It's not
clear to me that the IDSA has any authority to bring action in this
case.  Who is the copyright holder, and what interest do they have in
protecting these manuals?  Clearly the commercial value of these
documents is quite limited given that your friend couldn't find anybody
willing to sell him a copy.