[svlug] Re: [nylug-talk] Bunch of Cuckoo's FoilingNapsterUsers??
steffl at bigfoot.com
Fri Aug 18 13:40:02 PDT 2000
Ruben I Safir wrote:
> But the thing is that Napstar is intended to specifically enable this
> transaction and exploitation of the Music with the hope of profiting
> from it.
as far as I know the copyright violation does not have anything to do
with whether one makes money of it or not.
> Actually - Napstar is doing what the record companies should be doing as
> their business model-
> Sell advertizing, etc to pay for enabling the distribution of music
> files between users and the musicians, or just between users! It's the
> only thing they can do to survive.
that makes sense.
> Bill Jonas wrote:
> > On Fri, 18 Aug 2000, Robert Hajime Lanning wrote:
> > >There is no difference between these:
> > Agreed.
> > >The one actualy commiting the crime is the originator who places the file
> > >in the public domain.
> > Suppose I own a legally-purchased, legally-licensed (ad nauseum) CD by
> > <FavoriteBand>. Further suppose that you also own that same CD, and
> > that you've ripped an MP3 of it. Now, fair use would dictate that I can
> > legally obtain a copy of the MP3 from you, since I already "own" the CD
> > (the copyright holder (the record label in the vast majority of
> > cases) actually "owns" it, I just happen to own a physical,
> > officially-sanctioned copy of it); it's no different than copying it to
> > audio cassette tape, or making an audio cassette tape of a compilation
> > of my favorite tunes. If the transfer occurs through Napster (or any
> > other file-sharing mechanism), where is the crime? I still don't see
> > it.
> > BTW, since "public domain" has a specific meaning WRT copyright, I
> > suggest avoiding it unless you intend that meaning. ITYM "offers the
> > file for public download", since only the copyright holder of a work can
> > place it in the public domain.
> > Bill
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> Ruben I Safir
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