[Cdn-DMCA] On the Sklyarov case
russell at flora.ca
Mon Apr 8 17:48:15 EDT 2002
On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Tom Trottier wrote:
> therefore the compensation to the creators. Should remote controls
> be outlawed? If programs are taped, viewers may fast forward past the
> commercials. Should Fast Forward be outlawed as a VCR function?
<frustrated - not at this letter, but at what the intellectual monopolists
This attack has already been used in the case against SONICblue and
their ReplayTV 4000
I think the problem is where the paragraph started: Creators may 'want'
compensation, but there should not be a guarantee of a specific business
model in legislation. If a creator believes they need to attack private
home-usage of information in order to get compensated, then I believe they
need to find a new business model.
I believe copyright should apply to for-profit copying/redistribution of
works, not private usage that may incidentally involve backup, editing,
If I didn't have the technical ability to video tape movies I purchase
with Pay Per View, I would simply cease to be a pay-per-view customer : it
is that simple.
The types of measures that the industry are taking are simply not going
to help their businesses in the long term. Rather than being innovative
and moving to better business models, they seem to be intent on taking
down other industries with them as they commit economic/legislative
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