[LINK] E-books said to be "utterly unneeded"
Thu, 9 Aug 2001 21:46:01 +1000
At 5:16 PM +0930 9/8/01, Jenny Millea wrote:
> > copy protection is an attempt to infringe on the fair use rights that
>> all purchasers of copyrighted works have.
>I think that's what people say who are not involved in creating a creative
>work from scratch. (no offence meant)
A document you cannot quote from is not worth having and the author
of such a work is not part of any ongoing communication process.
>Not legally, but ethically. A decision has been made that that behaviour is
>'legal'. Doesn't mean it's right. Or fair. Or should continue.
Copyright is as much about the community's right to know as the
author/publisher's right to reward. Both need to be served. If
communication is too restricted it is strangled and dies.
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