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Re: [dvd-discuss] LA Times Article about Replay TV lawsuits
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] LA Times Article about Replay TV lawsuits
- From: Ole Craig <olc(at)cs.umass.edu>
- Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:49:16 -0500 (EST)
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On 02/13/02 at 14:54, 'twas brillig and Jeremy Yates scrobe:
> Ole Craig wrote:
> >On 02/12/02 at 08:15, 'twas brillig and Michael A Rolenz scrobe:
> >>Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 08:15:19 -0800
> >>From: Michael A Rolenz <Michael.A.Rolenz@aero.org>
> >>Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >>To: email@example.com
> >>Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] LA Times Article about Replay TV lawsuits
> >>Hmm....lets see remote controls, fast forwards, the mute button, channel
> >>surfing, getting up and going to the bathroom during the commercials ALL
> >>must be copyright infringment and included in the lawsuits....I'd say
> >>the studios thought "lies between the pit of man's fears "....
> >>The real question is if the courts can separate copyright from the
> >>business models the copyright holders have....last paragraph is the best
> >>"What difference does it make how I do it?" Wood
> >>said. "The dilemma is, the technology is turning
> >>the business model upside down. But that doesn't
> >>mean it's copyright infringement."
> >>The only thing different about digital is that there are a lot of dodos
> >>out there running the studios have to learn a new word...not that they
> >>ever understood what analog meant.
> > A) Broadcasters buy programming (content) and then
> > B) broadcast it, using it as bait to
> > C) lure audiences which they
> > D) resell to advertisers.
> Doesn't the "Cable Act" allow them to collect royalites from the cable
Them who? I was including cable operators under the umbrella term
"broadcasters". This may perhaps be technically inaccurate, but at the
level of abstraction with which I was dealing I felt that was a
distinction without a difference.
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