Re: VERY interesting copyright article

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Fri, 2 Feb 2001 12:30:02 -0800 (PST)

Pretty much but again I ain't a lawyer I just play one on videolib

Jessica

> From: Susan Albrecht <albrechs@wabash.edu>
> Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
> Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 12:12:11 -0800 (PST)
> To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
> Subject: RE: VERY interesting copyright article
>
> But it's the final USE of the product which matters, isn't it? If I buy a
> tape for
> my personal use, it's MINE to do with as I please. If I buy a tape to sell or
> rent to others, isn't that the distinguishing point? Harrison was making a
> product to "sell", as it were. He violated the copyright, even
> unintentionally.
> And Mr. CleanVideo is (intentionally) altering the content IN ORDER TO
> RENT the item, NOT for his own private viewing. Isn't that the difference
> which matters?
>
> Susan
>
>
>> It goes back to the George Harrison example, Susan. He didn't intend to
>> infringe the copyright of He's So Fine ("Oops! It was an accident") -- the
>> court accepted that -- but it was beside the point. Intentionally or not, a
>> "violation" is a violation.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Susan Albrecht [mailto:albrechs@wabash.edu]
>> Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 2:34 PM
>> To: Multiple recipients of list
>> Subject: RE: VERY interesting copyright article
>>
>>
>> Okay, okay, perhaps I'm being dense here (a distinct possibility on a Friday
>>
>> afternoon after a long week of not feeling well...), but WHY, if Mr.
>> CleanVideo
>> is nailed, would this impact your HOME copies of videos? Can you explain
>> why an accidentally (or intentionally!) altered HOME copy is the SAME thing
>> as an intentionally altered video purchased for RENTAL? They seem like two
>> entirely different entities to moi.
>>
>> Susan
>>
>>> If CleanVideo is successfully nailed it could have all kinds of weird
>>> repercussions. Think about it. It'll mean that every video in every
>> library
>>> and home can be scrutinized to ensure that they preserve the intended
>> rights
>>> holder's version. If I accidentally tape over my copy of Saving Private
>>> Ryan, and Spielberg finds out, could he have me throw me in jail?
>>
>>
>> Susan Albrecht
>> Library Acquisitions/Media Center Asst.
>> Wabash College Lilly Library
>> Crawfordsville, IN
>> albrechs@wabash.edu
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>
>
> Susan Albrecht
> Library Acquisitions/Media Center Asst.
> Wabash College Lilly Library
> Crawfordsville, IN
> albrechs@wabash.edu
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> ***"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
> -- Geddy Lee***
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