Re: RIAA vs. Aimster - tsk

  • From: Neil Doane <caine@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 09:16:31 -0700

Yeah, these guys do have some cool ideas, however, their lives haven't been
all roses and DMCA loopholes lately...

* M.K. Chatterji (chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) on [05-22-01 18:08] did utter:
> The recording industry may be hoisted on its own petard if the Napster-like
> music swapping service called Aimster is successful in its legal strategy
> against the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Unlike
> Napster, Aimster (which has no central servers to maintain and leaves users
> individually responsible for their actions) encrypts transmissions, and so
> there is no way for the RIAA or any other outside party to distinguish
> between files which are in compliance with copyright law and those that
> infringe on it. Of course, RIAA could simply decrypt the files -- but then
> it would be in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a
> law that it strongly supports, and that makes it a criminal offense to
> circumvent encryption protection of copyrighted material. (The New Republic
> 21 May 2001)

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