[free-sklyarov] Real eBook piracy vs. imagined piracy

Jon O . jono at microshaft.org
Tue Aug 7 13:00:10 PDT 2001

This is very interesting. It seems their self-destruct feature
could be used to destory evidence of their own priacy and is 
therefore also a circumvention device ;)...

Do you think we have a case?

On 07-Aug-2001, Richard M. Smith wrote:
> Hello,
> Speaking of RosettaBooks, they are being sued by Random House for
> publishing eBooks that Random House claims RosettaBooks does not have
> the rights to.  If the courts agree with Random House, the book industry
> will have its first real case of eBook piracy.  On the other hand, if
> RosettaBooks wins, the rest of book publishing industry is going to be
> in a real pickle.  They will be forced to go back to authors to acquire
> eBook rights.  In addition, the publishers might be violating copyrights
> on existing eBooks if the publisher didn't first get the proper rights
> from authors.
> The lawsuit seems to turn on the simple question: Does the definition of
> a book encompass eBooks?  For some reason, the publishing industry seems
> to be very quiet about this lawsuit in stark contrast to the AAP's press
> release cheering on the DOJ for arresting Dmitry.

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