[conspire] Book Burning continues thanks to the Feds

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Fri Mar 25 08:23:32 PDT 2011

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 08:18:26AM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):
> > Yeah - what it means, as any IP Lawyer you hire will tell you, that if
> > you try to sue for copyright infringment without registering with the
> > LOC your up the creek without a paddle.
> It means that, along with paying for your attorney's third daughter's
> orthodontic work, you get to make out a $35 cheque as a sort of bit of
> pixie dust sprinkled on top of the larger cheques.
> > If you go by the rhetoric from the copyright crazies, mearly scanning
> > and copying someing is infringment and it is all, thereofr, willfull.
> > It is an intolerable situation.
> Well, they have a selective incapacity for understanding the terms
> 'implied licence' and 'fair use'.
> > You can sue for anything.
> Quite.  And those courthouse steps hurt quite a bit when you're bounced
> down them.
> > I once told someone on the NYLUG list, in a thread far more boisterous
> > than this one, on the subject of copyright, to stop copying my text in
> > the message thread, and this was official notice of such a warning under
> > US Copyright law, of a misuse  of my copyrighted published works on the
> > NYLUG Mailing list.  The guy went balistic...
> > 
> > But I was legally right, and hopefully made the valid point.



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