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kevinds
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join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
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If I get caught,

I fully plan on counter lawsuit under fair-use rules.


tschmidt
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join:2000-11-12
Milford, NH
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DMCA severely restricts fair-use rights in that if DRM infringes on copyright DMCA says tough bananas. To round this out companies use contractual wording to undercut first-sale doctrine.

The goal is to turn the population into renters with no property rights so companies are able to collect rent.

Be interesting to see how this plays out over the next decade as companies and government continue to tighten the screws.

/tom

Kearnstd
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Mullica Hill, NJ
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reply to kevinds
This is why the DMCA is never going to be enforced. It would never stand up to a full and proper court review if someone got dragged in for ripping DVDs to their home server and never once sharing the files or even the physical DVD. In fact I think any case that could drag the DMCA before a proper court review would result in it going away.

Okay not really as the SCOTUS is now a division of big business. After all corporations are people too according to the supremes
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cdru
Go Colts
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7
reply to tschmidt
said by tschmidt:

The goal is to turn the population into renters with no property rights so companies are able to collect rent.

T-mobile seems to be bucking the trend, going the opposite way. Their plans of not subsidizing phones, allowing you to BYOD, and an arguably leading pre-paid plan among the big 4 providers to me shows that they really don't care specifically about the "renting the hardware" market while they first rather provide the service. If you want to get the hardware from them, then they are happy to do that as well.

kevinds
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Calgary, AB
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reply to tschmidt
What copyright material protected by DRM is there on my Android (open-source) smart-phone though.
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