Re: SV: Makign money as a creative (was) Napster: thoughts and

From: Jason Joel Thompson (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 13:42:10 MDT

> > Listen, the fact of the matter is that technology can overcome any
> > "barrier to entry" that you might like to erect. Including timely
> > transmission, or whatever other attribute you'd like to try to use to
> > your intellectual property valuable.
> If the broadcast is over a cable channel, where all subscribers have
> contracts to not re-use data, then copyright is irrelevant AND the
> value of timliness is retained.
> Then what will happen is if you try to broadcast in violation of contract,
> packets can also be jammed, and you can then be sued via the PPL network.

Firstly, it doesn't matter if its over a cable channel-- that's no
security-- I've got a pure stream of cable coming in my house and I can
re-broadcast that signal, no problem.

Secondly, this whole concept of signing contracts to not re-use data is
really just a form of content ownership which is apparently the thing you're
arguing against.

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