The Future End of Classic Computing

From: Wayne M. Smith <>
Date: Tue Apr 2 00:40:40 2002

> The Digital Millenium Copyright Act was no less ridiculous, and is now
> Federal law. In the many times that law has been invoked, not one case
> has involved the mass distribution pirates its proponents claimed to
> target.

Wrong. 4500+ copies is "mass distribution."

In any event, the DMCA was intended to address not only those who distribute copies, but those who provide "circumvention devices"
that enable others to engage in mass distribution. Doesn't it make as much sense to go after those involved in "mass distribution"
of the circumvention device, such as DeCSS?
Received on Tue Apr 02 2002 - 00:40:40 BST

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