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

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From: Udhay Shankar N (
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 21:56:35 PST

At 07:40 PM 3/22/00 -0600, Adam L. Beberg wrote:

>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.

However, the distributors weren't the end-source of income either, hein ?
If you prosecute, say, 2 million individuals as John Does, how long do you
think they'd stay in business ? A business model like the Grateful Dead or
ZZ Top looks much more sensible to me.


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