[free-sklyarov] The Anti-DMCA Index -- Libraries, Ebooks and the DMCA

Mark K. Bilbo mkbilbo at cdcla.com
Mon Aug 13 12:17:17 PDT 2001

Christopher R. Maden wrote:

> One can certainly argue that Adobe's feature system is aggressively 
> controlling, but the whole "read aloud" fiasco is not nearly as 
> nefarious as it seemed at first.  Attacking it is setting up a 
> strawman; better, I think, to stay focused on the real issues.

I disagree that this is not an issue. Yes, the "read aloud" thing wasn't 
what people thought and isn't the horror first believed. However, NOBODY 
can restrict a public domain work. Period.

I want that point made very, very clear to these corporations. They not 
only want "fair use" to be eradicated but are working on "public domain" 
as well.


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