Re: Introduction of the Music Owners Listening Rights Act of 2000

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From: Tony Berkman (
Date: Fri Sep 29 2000 - 11:29:49 PDT

I remember reading somewhere (maybe I dreamed it) that in Europe, the
recording industry gets a small share of the revenues generated from the
sale of cassette tapes. I think the solution (and hopefully the RIAA can
be bypassed completely) is to somehow get the artists a similar share of
revenue from MP3 player sales, and subscription sales to community-specific
services that overlay the free exchange of digital files....

At 10:23 AM 09/27/2000 -0700, Tom Whore wrote:
>On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, Adam L. Beberg wrote:
>--]Reading this it sounds narrow... is my portable mp3 player legal, how
>--]about taping a CD... doesn't sound like this helps...
>--]They need to take the word "internet" completely out of this thing and
>--]make listening to music i own legal ANY way i want to listen.
>It was my understanding that an older act made personal copies of legal
>owned msuic totaly within the rights of the buyer. Thus cassete tapes and
>other media copies were legit so long as there was no trading or
>tranfering. Thus your rio is a ok, as is a mp3 copy or a cd copy or a
>nontech copy that sits near your audio nerves for handy playback direct
>tot he raw ins.
>The matter here is that , and lets face it thats what this is
>reacting to in the short run, went and stored a bunch of msuic for me. I
>didnt store it there, they did, thius the matter of PERSONAL become
>corporate and everyones hackles went up.
>Yea this little bit of pont he floor fluffery is 90% image gloss and
>positioning. BUT it is 10% a good lead into other things. The whole
>copyright system has far outstriped its original purpose. If something is
>not done soon then the nevaux tech class of criminal will grow ever
> [---=== WSMF ----]

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