Problem I see with dropping the "Copy" part of copyright
Posted Oct 1, 2005 15:31 UTC (Sat) by addw
In reply to: Problem I see with dropping the "Copy" part of copyright
Parent article: The Authors' Guild and Google Print
What is illegal is that both you and your friend have a copy each; if you or him had both copies that would be OK.
However it is perfectly legal for me to buy a book/CD/..., read/listen to it and then give/sell your the item. You then read/listen to it. What I find interesting is that the fact that both of us have (albeit imperfect) copies of it in our heads (can you remember the story or sing a song ?), but that is OK.
Is the problem that computers make perfect copies ? What if my computer made 'imperfect' copies, only played back parts of it ? Would that make it OK ?
Oh, isn't that what google is doing ... only displaying parts of the copyrighted work ?
Please help me, I don't understand.
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