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Re: [dvd-discuss] Hang the RIAA in their own noose.
On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 11:08:44PM -0400, John Dempsey wrote:
> > 1.) about RIAA wanting to have permission to hack people's computers
> I have a lot of MP3 files. I've got huge piles of CD's from which I
> migrated the media. (I worked at a record company and they had a lot of
> rejected artist promo disks.) How would the RIAA differentiate these from
> illegally-aquired content? And do they want to be exempt from
> responsibility for mistakes? What if they destroy my property? Are they
> then "terrorists", or are they exempt from prosecution?
that's what they are trying. they do *not* attempt to get a right to
hack your machine (they believe they already have that right). they
*do* try to get exemption from prosecution for "collateral damages"
they might cause.