"This old SGI" page - anyone have a copy?

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Sun Feb 22 11:21:48 2004

On Sun, 2004-02-22 at 01:02, Antonio Carlini wrote:
> Seriously, this is one of those "defend your trademark or
> lose it" things; they need to show that they tried to stop
> you turning their trademark into a generic name (like
> hoover or any of a dozen other examples). I don't think they
> can force *you* to comply (although they can certainly sue
> you into oblivion for exsiting or whatever it is that DMCA
> prevents you from doing).

So how does DCMA affect those people outside of the US? Presumably it
doesn't matter one bit - DCMA, being a US law, can only touch US
citizens, right? SGI might well get upset about copyright etc. but they
can only do what's possible within the law of the country where what
they see as a problem lies.

So if you're a US citizen with a website threatened by DCMA, then
presumably you just archive the site contents, email it to a friend of
yours who happens not to be a US citizen, and have them host it...

ps. thought the US was supposed to be the land of free speech? :-)


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