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

Re: Archo killing open source....

From: David McIntyre <plugh_at_mudbarn.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 15:45:26 -0800

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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Received on 2003-11-08

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