[LINK] Markoff: Five Giants in Technology Unite to Deter Fil
Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au
Thu Jan 8 08:40:00 EST 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Howard Lowndes [mailto:lannet at lannet.com.au]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 3:36 PM
> To: Jan Whitaker
> Cc: link at anu.edu.au
> Subject: Re: [LINK] Markoff: Five Giants in Technology Unite
> to Deter File Sharing
> On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> > At 01:36 PM 6/01/04 +1100, David Lochrin wrote:
> > >One doesn't see many people carrying around a simple
> Walkman (to use the
> > >name in a generic sense) in the course of a day, though
> many people own one.
> > In a word: trains.....I see lots of something stuck to
> people's ears and
> > the people are usually of Asian appearance.
> > BTW, did anyone else hear the news headline that the MPAA
> is "not going to
> > appeal" against the finding re the guy who broke the DVD
> control code in
> > Norway? Funny, I didn't think an industry group could
> appeal a 'criminal'
> > decision, and I didn't think that not guilty findings could
> be appealed in
> > any case. Or is that a jurisdictional difference among countries?
> The report was wrong. You are correct, the MPAA have no say in the
> Norwegian criminal process.
> Mind you, I thing the acquital is moot anyway as Norway will
> soon have to
> adopt the EU copyright regime which is pretty much DCMA.
Not sure that the acquital is "moot" - the regime might make a future act
illegal, but a change of the law wouldn't give new grounds to charge DVD Jon
again over the old material.
But the wholesale export of the US copyright regime is very, very worrying.
We already see the affect of America's patent regime (TiVo is the latest,
they invented time-shifting). Why governments are so keen to do damn silly
things is beyond me...
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