No Dave, you are right. RIAA threw a fit over blank cassettes for the same reason that Chad stated. The court dismissed the case because copying and not selling for profit, recouping your loss for the blank tape is legal as well. Change in times and ideas (comparison to software piracy) and the fact that the internet reaches much more than the 5-6 six people that you would give a tape was the reason that Napster was ruled against. http://www.riaa.org/Copyright-Laws-4.cfm Hmmm, maybe I am wrong about Napster. The NET Act would make mp3 sharing illegal if you expect to receive other mp3 in return. And the DMCA (1996) is what allows RIAA to go after ISP, but requiring an ISP to monitor such activity could cause a conflict with privacy laws and AHRA (1992) if the material was BBS style of postings between friends or personal use. Truly circle logic for the courts. But in the end, a strategic negative ad campaign would stop RIAA cold. On Sat, 24 Aug 2002 10:10:07 -0700 (PDT) David Dotson <dotsonart@xxxxxxxxx> writes: > ok that was dumb, copying the cd does break copyright, > i don't know why i just said it didn't > dave > --- David Dotson <dotsonart@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > > > > > By making a COPY of a copyrighted work, you have > > > created a second copy. Did you > > > pay the royalty for that new copy? > > > > > > -w > > > > Copying a cd doesn't break copyright, copying and > > selling does, if there is no sale, there's no breach > > of copyright. > > dave > > > > > > ===== > > "If we do not find anything very pleasant > > at least we shall find something new" > > Voltaire > > > > __________________________________________________ > > Do You Yahoo!? > > Yahoo! Finance - Get real-time stock quotes > > http://finance.yahoo.com > > > > > ===== > "If we do not find anything very pleasant > at least we shall find something new" > Voltaire > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Finance - Get real-time stock quotes > http://finance.yahoo.com > > ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.