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Re: [dvd-discuss] Slashdot article - Canadian Tariffs
At 12:16 PM 3/12/02 -0900, Jacob Gemmell wrote:
>I don't think it is a tariff. Slashdot just mislabeled it. Rather it is
>a levy. That being said, how is this justified in light of copy protected
>CDs? Do recording companies who use copy protection schemes still get
>thier piece of the pie?
That's a neat question, and might be the first wedge at giving lesser
copyright rights to those who use technical means to limit use beyond what
copyright does. Let's make them choose a range of rights in proportion to
what they give the public -- greater compensation for the publication of
unencumbered copies, lesser for the vending of DRM-crippled copies.
I hope someone with standing to object will raise this question (although
apportionment appears to be addressed elsewhere, in the Copyright Act).
>On Tue, 12 Mar 2002, Peter D. Junger wrote:
> > If this is really a tariff, then it only applies to storage media
> > imported into Canada from elsewhere. Sort of like Bush's tariff
> > on steel manufactured outside the United States.
> > If it is a tariff one would expect that it will be attacked by
> > all the free marketers and challenged as a blatant treaty
> > violation.
> > But is it really a tariff?
> > --
> > Peter D. Junger--Case Western Reserve University Law School--Cleveland, OH
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