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Re: [dvd-discuss] Rhapsody in Blue and the death of Jazz
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Rhapsody in Blue and the death of Jazz
- From: Ernest Miller <ernest.miller(at)aya.yale.edu>
- Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2002 22:33:07 -0400
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D. C. Sessions wrote:
> On Sun, 2002-06-02 at 15:56, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>Look at the Scientology cases and tell me if copyright is not being used to
>>stifle speech because it is critical. Copyright MUST be subjugated to the needs
>>of the First Amendment. One cannot have freedom of speech if anything one
>>writes, copies, parodies gets one slapped with a copyright infringement suit.
>>That's a chilling effect.
>>(BTW look at the Scientology cases. They are claiming copyright protection for
>>things that are written but NOT published (i.e., made available to the
>>public.). At best they should be "trade secrets")
> That's a pretty-much unavoidable consequence of automatic
> copyright without registration for unpublished works. I
> can claim, and produce on demand, works that you are
> infringing. I could even produce an earlier copy of the
> message above.
Good luck proving it.