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RE: [dvd-discuss] Diebold uses DMCA to suppress embarrassing memos

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, Ballowe, Charles wrote:
> If an e-mail conversation is legally different than a spoken
> conversation, why?

Copyright protects works in a fixed medium.

Nobody has yet found a way to make vibrating air molecules into a fixed
medium... you gotta go ahead and store the vibration patterns somehow and
revibrate later.

     Jeme A Brelin
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