[OT] Where ill conceived copyright laws can lead

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 03:00:23 EDT 2012

On 10/13/2012 05:24 AM, David C. wrote:
> Mr. Bob said:
> "I think what Steve Jobs did for the media industry is a HUGE plus,
> and is one of those rare situations where the bulk of the consumers
> AND the producers agree!"
> ...or not!
> (Sorry, pet peeve topic)
> I do think that we can all agree that the convenience of using digital
> media (all forms) is an awesome thing.
> However, as Kay pointed out, the question of ownership and/or the
> ability to fully transfer our licensed digital material -> somehow<-
> needs to be addressed in a manner that is fair to the person whom has
> paid the fees.
> I have a very tiny media collection primarily because of those very
> kinds of issues and have no desire or intent to add much more than
> what I have now. It was my thoughts way prior to his death that Mr.
> Jobs and Apple could all kiss my backside for thinking they could
> "rent" rather than sell me media without some form of rights as a
> legitimate customer.... they that are left running the show still can.

Well said. This should also be the way of thinking about EULAs.

If I sell you a copy of my "Devawriter Pro" you are free to do what you 
want with it, apart from
push multiple copies all over the place - and that is what copyright is 
for - not to stop you using
the thing in someway I haven't thought of.

> < whew, I somehow feel a little better now >
> Best regards,
> David C.
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