Re: Fwd: Napster hack allows free distribution of software, movies

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 17:40:46 PST

On Wed, 22 Mar 2000, Eugene Leitl wrote:

> c) it doesn't matter how braindead it is, as long as it works and
> people will be using it. See *apster.

I guess i'm just old school - you know, "if it's worth doing, it's worth
doing right". Not the new school "Release crap early, and release it
often". When my stuff is ready, it will be out, not until. Then X-ster
is mearly a function call.

The interesting thing is, X-ster doesn't solve the problem, it just goes
to great trouble to get around the law. It's still illegal to have
pirated materials.

The copyright holders have been nice up to this point, by looking the
other way about individuals violating copyright. They dont prosecute
people, only the distributors becasue they were the big sources of loss.

What do you think will happen when the distributor is out of the loop
and the copyright holders stop looking the other way?

Beware you don't wake the dragon.

- Adam L. Beberg
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