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Subject: Re: Archo killing open source....
From: Chris Holt (amiga2k_at_cox.net)
Date: 2003-11-08


2600 knows different!

On Fri, 7 Nov 2003 15:45:26 -0800, David McIntyre wrote:
> The law makes it a crime to point to infringing material.
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 04:10:58PM -0500, Fred Maxwell wrote:
>
>> 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



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