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RE: [dvd-discuss] Reaction to Bunner Opinion
- To: "'dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu'" <dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu>
- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Reaction to Bunner Opinion
- From: Richard Hartman <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 08:39:06 -0800
- Reply-To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Sender: owner-dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Taylor [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> It seems that the DVDCCA is unhappy. I'm not sure if their
> use of the word
> "terrorists" is meant as an analogy or to actually refer to us.
> Mr Kessler notes "The court held that trade secret laws are
> unconstitutional to
> the extent they provide for prevention of dissemination of
> the trade secret".
> That's exactly right Mr. Kessler. Trade secrets laws only
> punish those with a
> duty to keep the secret. The general public has no such duty,
> despite how much
> you feel it should. Repeat after me: The fact that you have a
> secret does not
> reduce my rights.
Or in other words: I can disseminate the same information
that you consider to be secret, as long as I did not a) get
it from you b) under the condition that I not disclose it.
Independant discovery of the information that you consider
to be secret is just that: independant.
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi./sec ... not just a good idea, it's the LAW!