[opendtv] Re: MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 21:02:57 -0400

Adam Goldberg wrote:

> As to the Supreme Court, is it your contention that every
> CE product must always have every feature which is possible,
> because any device with substantial non-infringing uses is
> lawful?  The Betamax decision does not beckon obsequiousness,
> it merely permits (indeed, is the underpinning of)
> innovation.

In the quote of the Betamax decision that I provided, this specific
point was addressed, Adam, so I don't need to defend it. We're only
talking about copying EITHER for immediate time-shift recording, OR for
multiple viewings. I'm not expanding that discussion at all.

F'rinstance, I'm not saying that PVRs should have the capability to
shoot bullets, even though the 2nd Amendment might allow for that.

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