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Subject: Re: Archo killing open source....
From: mrlipring (mrlipring_at_tiscali.co.uk)
Date: 2003-11-07


----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Maxwell" <rockbox_at_anti-spam.org>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 9:10 PM
Subject: RE: Archo killing open source....

> David McIntyre wrote:
>
> > Archos can't be held responsible for
> > someone else's use of their hardware to violate copyright
> > laws.
>
> Don't kid yourself. The RIAA sued a college kid for "contributory
> infringement" of copyright because he created a search engine that others
> used to find MP3s (among other files) on a campus network. Look at
Napster.
> They were held responsible for the use of their hardware and software by
> others violating copyright laws. Napster didn't store the MP3s. The MP3s
> didn't pass through Napster's servers. All that Napster did was provide a
> way for people to share files yet they were held responsible when those
> sharing the files broke copyright laws.
>
> Regards,
> Fred Maxwell
>
>

not sure, but i think a part of the napster problem was that the peers'
lists were cached on the napster servers.



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