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Subject: Re: Archo killing open source....

Re: Archo killing open source....

From: mrlipring <>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 22:01:10 -0000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Maxwell" <>
To: <>
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
> 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.
Received on 2003-11-07

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