[conspire] Book Burning continues thanks to the Feds

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Fri Mar 25 08:32:39 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'.

Their not the only ones who have trouble with the term "fair use".  The
courts after years of propaganda at every corner have themselves been
victemized by the brain washing of the media giants.  And THAT is why
you need a fair use law, a big commercial entity like Google to help
fund the lobbying to get it, and a reverse campaign of propaganda and
talking points, such as you can find very annoying.

These battles aren't won by being "reasonable", not when the court
system itself have become corrupted and subverted, but through
relentless, bullheaded, constant propagation of the message.

and bending the law along the way can't hurt either...notihing like facts on
the ground...and Googles database of a few million out of print books is
a HUGE positive fact.  One even Judge Chin couldn't ignore.
> > 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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> rick at linux  stuff that comes under 'That's grand', then it moves into 'Ah, now
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