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Re: [dvd-discuss] More Copy Protection
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] More Copy Protection
- From: Noah silva <nsilva(at)atari-source.com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 15:01:02 -0400 (EDT)
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I think the difference between renting videotapes and renting audio CDs is
smaller. (How about Video CDs Vs. Audio CDs?).
-- noahs silva
On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, steve bryan wrote:
> At 1:43 pm -0400 9/27/01, Noah silva wrote:
> >anyone want to invest in dr.noah's CD rental shop?
> I hope that someone who knows for sure responds, but it is my
> understanding that it is not legal to rent audio CD's in the US and
> there have even been efforts to try to outlaw the selling of used
> CD's. This collection of arbitrary laws leads to some odd situations.
> For instance, I recall reading a rueful argument by Trip Hawkins (CEO
> of EA) that game console software was legal to rent without any
> special licensing arrangement with the publisher but the
> corresponding computer software for the same damn game was not legal
> to rent under similar conditions. The point that is so odd is that it
> is the same game, different object code, but still the same title.
> How could there be any moral dimension to the laws that make one
> version legally available for rent while the other is not?