[d@DCC] RE: Hey, the Broadcasters may be of help!
cmacd at telecomottawa.net
Sat Aug 20 09:33:28 EDT 2005
Chris Brand wrote:
> Of course, their proposed solution is to add yet another
> exemption to the Act.
Exactly.. I wonder what the reaction would be if it was pointed out
that the anti-skip feature on CD players MEANS that the player COPIES
the next xyz seconds of the song into COMPUTER type MEMORY! so that it
can go back and get the missed part without causing a glitch in the
I guess that means everyone should pay a fee every time they turn on
The simplification would be to declare that "incidental "copying"
required for the functioning of ICT.. (web cache, buffering, disk to
memory to swap drive and back - Etc.) was not infringing if it was part
of otherwise non-infringing activity. Presto, we could wipe out a half
dozen exemptions, and not have the RIAA sticking their hand out every
time some engineer adds some efficiency tweak to some item of electronics.
Charles MacDonald cmacd at TelecomOttawa.net Stittsville Ontario
1800+ Canadians oppose Bill C-60 which protects antiquated Recording,
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