Re: Napster: thoughts and comments

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 17:56:49 MDT

On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, 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.

Is there anyone here who is arguing about what present law is?
/Of course/ the use of Napster infringes the intent of existing
copyright law--everyone agrees on that. The issue is whether
present copyright law is a good idea or not in the long run.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
"All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC

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