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RE: [dvd-discuss] Re: TurboTax for free?
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- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Re: TurboTax for free?
- From: "Richard Hartman" <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 11:19:30 -0800
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- Thread-topic: [dvd-discuss] Re: TurboTax for free?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Erwin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 10:04 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Re: TurboTax for free?
> On Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at 12:12 PM, Richard Hartman wrote:
> >> So, I go down to the electronics store and secure myself a
> player. As
> >> it fits my legal strategy, I make sure this acquisition is obtained
> >> with cash, rather than sleight of hand. A few hours later,
> in the wee
> >> hours of the morning, I secure myself a large DVD
> collection--and all
> >> with the approval of the CCA's legal department.
> > ... but you've relegated poor Jon to prison for
> > circumventing the DVD protection when he views
> > his DVDs on his home-brewed Linux player. Isn't
> > that what we've been fighting against?
> Perhaps I should be clearer-- when I make my late night, after hours
> visit to Tower, the doors are locked. No problem..., I just
> whip out my
> (non-digital) crowbar, and..
> (After all, the right to view depends on purchase of the
> player, not on
> purchase of the discs..)
> The sattelite TV and TurboTax examples have amore coherent
> between key and purchase.
_Ethically_, I agree. From the _legal_ standpoint though
I still maintain that it is less clear, in both cases.
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!