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RE: [dvd-discuss] Interesting 1st sale-shrinkwrap-EULA-(c)infringementcase
- To: Openlaw DMCA Forum <dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu>
- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Interesting 1st sale-shrinkwrap-EULA-(c)infringementcase
- From: Jeme A Brelin <jeme(at)brelin.net>
- Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 13:21:36 -0800 (PST)
- In-Reply-To: <OF9D7F458D.256F715C-ON88256AF8.005D423A@aero.org>
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- Sender: owner-dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, Michael A Rolenz wrote:
> Noah Silva wrote:
> First of all, what was "the problem"? (obviously people renting software,
> but why was this a problem?!
> <Pink Floyd's "Money" should be played in the background> MONEY
> SPECIAL INTERESTS!
No, think about it. What if "the problem" is software and music companies
wrapping everything in a "rental agreement" and no sale ever taking place?
Couldn't this really be consumer protection legislation?
And if we consider that they MUST be bound by the first sale doctrine,
then it's even more benefit to the public.
Understand that rental is really just usury and is BAD for the
public... that is to say, being able to rent a CD and NOT buy it hurts
people. They're out the money and, at the end of the rental term, are out
the goods. It's exactly the evil we see in Microsoft's .NET (and the
reason nobody's interested in getting on board).
Jeme A Brelin