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Subject: Re: Archo killing open source....
From: David McIntyre (plugh_at_mudbarn.com)
Date: 2003-11-08


Actually, it's still a crime to point to infringing material. The 2600
judgement was that DeCSS has legitimate fair use applications and that software
is speech, protected by the 1st ammendment. Napster was shut down under the
"pointer to infringement" laws buried in the DMCA.

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 09:16:21PM -0500, Chris Holt wrote:
> 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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