[ILUG] IOL Broadband handing over information.
paul at clubi.ie
Fri Jun 10 12:37:11 IST 2005
On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Gareth Eason wrote:
> That is EXACTLY my point. Many of them will not - which means you
> cannot utilise your LICENSE to use the INFORMATION which you have
> I can only suggest you please go back and read my original post,
> see if you can understand it, and if not, please let me know and I
> will endevour to explain it even more simply and clearly for you.
Maybe I didn't understand some subtle point, but you seem to be
saying you get a licence to the information when you buy a CD or DVD,
and hence you should be able to demand new media should it break -
even if media was fine when you bought it and you broke it yourself.
If that /is/ what you're saying, I think you're very much mistaken.
You didn't buy a licence, you bought a CD or DVD. You didn't get any
'licence' because you don't need one to 'make use of' a copyrighted
work, the copyright act already grants you right to copy in so far as
you must to make use of the work - if its needed at all (and if not -
no copying involved at all - copyright doesnt even enter into it.
Except in so far as you wish to argue that your eyeballs or ears are
a copying device).
Anyway. I think you're confused.
You don't have a licence to the 'information' on the CD/DVD. You own
the media and are hence are allowed to use it, that's all.
(DRM issues not withstanding - where the consumer has been rolled
over through amendments to copyright, granting rights to publishers
which they never had before nor should have).
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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