March 31, 2004


Filed under: digital — mhoye @ 3:12 pm

Now that this has happened, I don’t feel too bad about telling you about this which, all in all, reminds me of what was lawyernuked in to a sheet of stained legal glass for trying back in the dark days before el revolucion. If you’ve got time for a little browsing, a little patience and a little URL-munging-fu, you’d be surprised what you can pick up.

Eat your hearts out, Amerikanskis.

1 Comment

  1. There were some interesting points of law brought out in this ruling (and the associated factums, which are both worth reading), and some rather bold statements by Justice Konrad von Finckenstein (oh, how I wish I made that up!) ..:

    “No evidence was presented that the alleged infringers either distributed or authorized the reproduction of sound recordings … They merely placed personal copies into their shared directories which were accessible by other computer users via a P2P service … I cannot see a real difference between a library that places a photocopy machine in a room full of copyrighted material and a computer user that places a personal copy on a shared directory linked to a P2P service.”

    Comment by Mike — March 31, 2004 @ 3:56 pm

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