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Canonsburg, PA
reply to KrK

Re: I am a betting man

said by KrK:

You're missing the point.

Nothing is deleted. There is no infringement. What you are arguing is akin to saying that unless people sit and watch commercials they are committing copyright infringement.... better not get up, go to the bathroom or grab a drink, you're not watching the commercial.... you PIRATE

No you are missing the point that the Betamax decision was based on technology that also had non-infringing uses and even what the movie studios considered infringing was a fair use exception by consumers who were not attempting to make any profit from the technology. Only Dish (not consumers) is being sued for copyright infringement. Consumers going to the bathroom doesn't make them pirates and is completely irrelevant to the point.