Re: Napster: thoughts and comments

From: Ross A. Finlayson (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 10:05:27 MDT

Fair Use and Lending Libraries: I can't sell copies made of Metallica

Brian D Williams wrote:

> I the jury now render my verdict:
> I decide in favor of the record companies, and the artists
> including Metallica.
> Reasoning:
> The purchase of a CD entails only the purchase of that CD, it does
> not include an actual purchase of the music and unlimited rights.
> It was clearly the intent under the law that the purchase includes
> the right to use that CD for personnal use, however public
> performances, ard redistribution are not allowed.
> Change of media is allowed if the above personal use is fullfilled.
> I would not be surprised to see music start comming out in
> envelopes like software, where just by opening the envelope you
> agree to a whole series of terms.
> Brian
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Ross F.

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