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RE: [dvd-discuss] Interesting 1st sale-shrinkwrap-EULA-(c) infringementcase
- To: "'dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu'" <dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu>
- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Interesting 1st sale-shrinkwrap-EULA-(c) infringementcase
- From: Noah silva <nsilva(at)atari-source.com>
- Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 16:19:08 -0500 (EST)
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> Renting ISN'T legal. Doesn't matter if you're the copyright holder or
> not, Congress has passed a law saying that rental of computer programs and
> phonorecords is strictly prohibited.
> So Adobe would be breaking the law if they turned their model to a rental
Someone had better mention this to Microsoft!
> Come to think of it, maybe that is "the problem" Congress solved. Perhaps
> we've been too hard on this law.
> It doesn't protect the companies, it protects the public from getting a
> "rental" and no sale of their music and programs.
-- noah silva