what was the point?

Matthew C. Weigel weigel+ at pitt.edu
Mon Oct 22 16:28:07 UTC 2001

On Sun, 21 Oct 2001 email at greglondon.com wrote:

> Yeah, but that kind of DVD stuff is enforced by the
> "anti-circumvention" crap of the WIPO treaty and the DMCA law, isn't

Here's my understanding, surely to be corrected...

The '"anti-circumvention" crap' allows the copyright holder to
effectively eliminate fair use, but I don't think your example does. 
Without the DMCA, Alice could provide tools that cricumvent the
restrictions on music placed by Bob's Music Conglomerate (can I just
call them BMG for short? ;).  Your example hinges upon 'linking' as
being the only way to access the music in the object file, but it
wouldn't be.
 Matthew Weigel
 Research Systems Programmer
 mcweigel at cs.cmu.edu ne weigel at pitt.edu

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