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Re: Should Emails Have An Expiration Date

From: Mariusz Kruk <Mariusz.Kruk_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Mar 02 2011 - 11:34:54 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

On Wednesday 02 of March 2011, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> >>> Furthermore, many copyright laws have "permitted use"
> >>> (sorry, don't know the right english term for it) instead of fair use
> >>> which explicitly says what can be done with a work after its first
> >>> publishing. And this use cannot be limited by any contract,
> >> Untrue when it comes to electronic works, as a result of WIPO Copyright
> >> 1996.
> > True.
> > For example, polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection ruled
> > in 2007 that stamping "any form of copying or distribution" on CD's is
> > illegal because it misleads consumers into believing they don't have the
> > rights I mentioned above and forced the producer to change said notice
> > to the one corresponding to polish copyright law.
> >
> > http://decyzje.uokik.gov.pl/dec_prez.nsf/0/2DEDF4B2AF9B7717C12574F6002AD7
> > E4?OpenDocument (sorry, polish only).
>
> Still untrue. As I said, electronic works. A CD is treated
> in just about every country as a phonograph recording, not an
> electronic work.

What if I rip said CD to mp3? What if I send this mp3 to a friend via email?
It's perfectly legal for me to do both those things.

> We are in the midst of a time when people's right to use
> copyrighted material is being curtailed and the general public
> is just sucking it down like candy and hasn't a clue.

Unfortunately I have to agree here.

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