[svlug] Re: [nylug-talk] Bunch of Cuckoo's Foiling Napster Users??
steffl at bigfoot.com
Fri Aug 18 13:17:02 PDT 2000
Ruben I Safir wrote:
> A VCR doesn't distribute.
neither does napster. even though I am not sure why it's important.
> "Derek J. Balling" wrote:
> > At 8:19 AM -0500 8/18/00, Ruben I Safir wrote:
> > >More to the point, Napstar is actually in violation of Copyright Law,
> > >even good Copyright Law.
> > No more so than Sony was in violation of copyright law for creating
> > the BetaMax VCR (that nasty tool of motion-picture piracy).
> > >It's not that folks can share their Music through it, which is legal and
> > >not pirating, but that Napstar is trying to make money through the use
> > >of copyrighted material they do not own.
> > Napster, as yet, doesn't seem to have a for-profit business plan that
> > anyone is really privy to. Do you have some inside knowledge? Until
> > then, its nothing more than a WAG.
> > >Now if Napstar was completely non-profit, that would be a diferent issue
> > >all together.
> > No, actually, it wouldn't. :)
> > D
> Ruben I Safir
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