[free-sklyarov] [sneakums@zork.net: [CrackMonkey] Dumb quote of the day]

David Haworth david.haworth at altavista.net
Mon Aug 6 23:10:12 PDT 2001

On Mon, Aug 06, 2001 at 11:52:25AM -0700, Seth David Schoen wrote:
> "Some years ago -- never mind how long precisely -- copyrights used to
> expire."
> ----- Forwarded message from Sean Neakums <sneakums at zork.net> -----
> Courtesy of Robin * Slomkowski:
> http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/08/06/BU209590.DTL
> > Book publishers say they need a tough law like the Digital
> > Millennium Copyright Act or they'll never be able to make money
> > selling electronic books.  If programmers are allowed to crack eBook
> > encryption, the next Napster-style trading system will be exchanging
> > copies of "Moby Dick" instead of songs by Moby, they warn.

"Moby Dick" by Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Even with the most recent distortions of copyright, this one has
been in the public domain for 30 years.

If the publishers continue to believe they own everything, they'll
make it easier to get rid of the DMCA. Does anyone know where that
quote came from?

David Haworth
Baiersdorf, Germany
david.haworth at altavista.net

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