RE: VERY interesting copyright article

Charles Timberlake (ctimberl@sjvls.lib.ca.us)
Fri, 2 Feb 2001 14:12:29 -0800 (PST)

Yeah, you're really being silly.

On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Darryl Wiggers wrote:

> Thank you, Trent, for understanding that I'm only playing devil's advocate.
>
> What makes this whole issue interesting is that, as far as I can tell, no
> one has ever done anything quite like CleanVideo and the copyright laws
> (from what I see) never anticipated this wrinkle.
>
> 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? If I don't
> like the late fees my library charges, I could borrow a video, do a
> CleanVideo edit, bring it back, call the MPAA and tell them my library is
> fraudulently (whereas CleanVideo is NOT attempting fraud) loaning out
> derivative versions of movies without permission from the copyright
> holders... hey, you tell me. Am I really being silly?
>