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RE: [DMCA_Discuss] Re: [dvd-discuss] "Consumer Benefits" of DRM solutionsoversight hearing - witness list
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- Subject: RE: [DMCA_Discuss] Re: [dvd-discuss] "Consumer Benefits" of DRM solutionsoversight hearing - witness list
- From: "Dean Sanchez" <DSanchez(at)fcci-group.com>
- Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 16:43:35 -0400
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- Thread-topic: [DMCA_Discuss] Re: [dvd-discuss] "Consumer Benefits" of DRM solutionsoversight hearing - witness list
There is no inherent requirement that a capitalist society also be a democratic one; however, a democratic or republic one almost by definition requires a capitalist economy. A true republic should provide for limited government involvement. There are baseline societal contracts that limit both actions that would deprive minority members of their rights (mob rule or Jim Crow laws) as well as actions that would benefit minorities at the expense of the majority (DMCA). Aside from those and providing for the common defense, there is arguably little more that the government should do.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Seth Johnson [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 4:15 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [DMCA_Discuss] Re: [dvd-discuss] "Consumer
> Benefits" of DRM
> solutionsoversight hearing - witness list
> Straight up! (I think)
> But a little confused: What difference are you talking
> about? I mean, what is being overlooked regarding democracy
> vs. capitalism -- in the area of information and information
> Tom wrote:
> > No, it appears you have lost sight of this change in our society.
> > Remember, it wasn't democracy that won over communism, it was
> > capitalism that did.
> > On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 10:34:36AM -0400, Dean Sanchez wrote:
> > > It appears as if even our government representatives
> > > have lost sight of the fact that we are citizens with
> > > rights not just consumers to which companies can sell
> > > products.
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