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Jack Kingsley
2005-02-28, 22:46
Did anyone get a chance to attend the following event: http://www.eff.org/bayff/ in San Francisco. If so, what did the Slimdevices folks have to say?

seanadams
2005-03-01, 00:56
Keep an eye on the US Supreme Court this month - the 1984 Betamax
decision will (hopefully) be reaffirmed.

More to come...


On Feb 28, 2005, at 9:46 PM, Jack Kingsley wrote:

> Did anyone get a chance to attend the following event:
> http://www.eff.org/bayff/ in San Francisco. If so, what did the
> Slimdevices folks have to say?
>
>

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Johan_H=FCbner?=
2005-03-01, 01:01
Sean Adams wrote:
>
> Keep an eye on the US Supreme Court this month - the 1984 Betamax
> decision will (hopefully) be reaffirmed.
>
> More to come...
'
Is Grokster to be decided this month? This is interesting news even for
me as an non-US lawyer (in this case Swedish). I thought that the
hearing was March 29 and the judgement to follow quite later afterwards.

/Johan

--
Johan Hübner --!!johan at hubner.se!!--

seanadams
2005-03-01, 01:24
Sorry, you're right - the hearing is 3/29.

> '
> Is Grokster to be decided this month? This is interesting news even
> for me as an non-US lawyer (in this case Swedish). I thought that the
> hearing was March 29 and the judgement to follow quite later
> afterwards.
>
> /Johan
>
> --
> Johan Hübner --!!johan at hubner.se!!--
>
>

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Johan_H=FCbner?=
2005-03-01, 01:31
Sean Adams wrote:
>
> Sorry, you're right - the hearing is 3/29.

That doesn't change the fact that the decision in this case will be
interesting to most of the western world although the "fair
use-doctrine" is not accepted in the European Union as such. Instead,
there are a number of statutory exemptions to the exclusive rights of a
copyright holder. But - as always - inspiration will be drawn from the
Grokster case in the European Union as well in determining the outer
boundaries of the exclusive rights.

Sorry for this copyrightesxcursion - I will remain silent from now on.

/Johan - also curious as to whether SD will announce any new hardware
soon :-)

--
Johan Hübner --!!johan at hubner.se!!--

seanadams
2005-03-01, 01:55
> Sorry for this copyrightesxcursion - I will remain silent from now on.

No, it's perfectly OT (on-topic). Slim Devices will be specifically
exemplified in the amicus brief as an American tech company that would
benefit from sensible copyright laws. We're also monetarily supporting
the EFF in this, and would encourage everyone else to do so.

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Johan_H=FCbner?=
2005-03-01, 02:15
Sean Adams wrote:
>
>> Sorry for this copyrightesxcursion - I will remain silent from now on.
>
>
> No, it's perfectly OT (on-topic). Slim Devices will be specifically
> exemplified in the amicus brief as an American tech company that would
> benefit from sensible copyright laws. We're also monetarily supporting
> the EFF in this, and would encourage everyone else to do so.

Although the US is a major market in terms of copyright, the EFF has not
been active enough in Europe. The amendments introduced by way of the so
called Infosoc-directive will seriously limit the rights of an
individual to make private copies of a CD legally purchased.

Sensible copyright is a difficult task - but it seems like the
legislative tidal waves are moving the wrong direction at the moment.

/Johan

--
Johan Hübner --!!johan at hubner.se!!--