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RE: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Amicus
- To: "Seth Johnson" <seth.johnson(at)RealMeasures.dyndns.org>, <dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu>
- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Amicus
- From: "Dean Sanchez" <DSanchez(at)fcci-group.com>
- Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 20:05:25 -0400
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- Thread-topic: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Amicus
I wrote an essay for a Computer Ethics class in college and used the quote in the essay. I will have to dig it up. I think that I have it on an old floppy somewhere. It may take some time, but as soon as I find it I will post it.
From: Seth Johnson [mailto:seth.johnson@RealMeasures.dyndns.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 4:29 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Dean Sanchez
Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Amicus
Do you have any links or citations for this bit of history?
I've often said that we can no longer draw a distinction
between some people who own the production and distribution
lines, and everybody else as supposed "consumers."
Dean Sanchez wrote:
> It is ironic that one of the reasons Jefferson finally agree on the need for copyright was the concern that the cost of creating copies was so expensive (in terms of equipment and material). There was the fear that people would be unwilling to expend the money for the equipment and that very little would be published in such a way as to allow anyone except for the well-to-do access to the material.
> Now the argument is that it is so easy to copy, we must extend the length of time the work receives protection. At least one goal as espoused by the founders for needing copyright has been reached. This is not to say that the need for copyright has vanished, just that the extreme lengths and controls have gone from the extreme to the preposterous with little to no valid justification.