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Re: [dvd-discuss] Slightly OT - Japanese copyrights
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Slightly OT - Japanese copyrights
- From: "Ernest Miller" <ernest.miller(at)aya.yale.edu>
- Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 12:59:12 -0500
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Under current law, selling the MD (with copied music) would be illegal.
Whether you had actually done something wrong is another story.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Noah silva" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Slightly OT - Japanese copyrights
> If you sell just your copy?
> ok so tonight I go buy a CD.
> Tomorrow I copy it to a minidisc.
> Saturday I go jogging with my MD player and that MD.
> My house burns in a fire while I am gone (and the CD is destroyed).
> I get home and go "oh shit!" and I have not enough insurance.
> I sell my MD player and the MD.
> Did I do something illegal?
> To me:
> a.) It was legal to space shift it.
> b.) I have ownership of one copy of the music.
> If I sold the CD I am still "distributing" it, and surely that is legal.
> what's the difference to sell the MD? I have one license to it, and I
> sold it. I own that license, if they stop me from selling it, isn't that
> like them stealing it from me?
> -- noah silva