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Subject: RE: Archo killing open source....

RE: Archo killing open source....

From: Fred Maxwell <rockbox_at_anti-spam.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 16:10:58 -0500

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
Received on 2003-11-07

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