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Re: "My dad is a pirate."

From: rjack
Subject: Re: "My dad is a pirate."
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 18:41:53 -0500
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El Tux wrote:

In contrast, copying for your own personal use is a legal gray area in
the US. None of the cases you cited involves such use.

Unauthorized copying is unauthorized copying -- even in your
subjective fantasy world of "personal use". You're hallucinating and suffering semantic delusions after watching too many re-runs of "The Matrix".

"Authorized previews share the feature of evanescence: if
a listener decides not to buy (or stops paying the rental fee),
no copy remains behind. With all of these means available
to consumers who want to choose where to spend their
money, downloading full copies of copyrighted material
without compensation to authors cannot be deemed “fair
use.” Copyright law lets authors make their own decisions
about how best to promote their works; copiers such as
Gonzalez cannot ask courts (and juries) to second-guess the
market and call wholesale copying “fair use” if they think
that authors err in understanding their own economic
interests or that Congress erred in granting authors the
rights in the copyright statute."; BMG Music et al. v. Cecilia Gonzalez, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2005).


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