[SATLUG] Man arrested for copying his own CD's

herb cee hc at lookcee.com
Fri Jan 4 22:29:24 CST 2008

Ernest De Leon wrote:
> That's correct Herb.  This is the reason that educators may record and show
> media that is copyright-ed for the purposes of education.

Yeah Ernest. also the law specifically cites this for archiving ....

Hard to claim that you cannot copy your legally purchased copy to your 
own archive. Also it appears they claim you cannot lend your copy to a 
friend to play at a party, but I don't think that particular use has 
been challenged by RIAA. the game they are playing is using threat of 
legal action unless a settlement is reached, even tho they only have 
antidoted evidence to begin with as I understand it purely with the IP 
records or someone turning a person in ... The game is filing a 1/4mil 
claim that will cost lots to defend and if you lose you are done then 
offer a settlement for $2500, no working person can really afford to 
fight them.
.... Wonder if they hire bounty hunters? lol.
go read @

§ 108. Limitations on exclusive rights: Reproduction by libraries and 
archives^41 <http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#1-41>

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this title and notwithstanding the 
provisions of section 106, 
<http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#106> it is not an 
infringement of copyright for a library or archives, or any of its 
employees acting within the scope of their employment, to reproduce no 
more than one copy or phonorecord of a work, except as provided in 
subsections (b) and (c), or to distribute such copy or phonorecord, 
under the conditions specified by this section, if —

(1) the reproduction or distribution is made without any purpose of 
direct or indirect commercial advantage;

(2) the collections of the library or archives are (i) open to the 
public, or (ii) available not only to researchers affiliated with the 
library or archives or with the institution of which it is a part, but 
also to other persons doing research in a specialized field; and

> On Jan 4, 2008 7:21 PM, herb cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
>> Brian Lewis wrote:
>>> Actually, "fair use" hasn't been determined by a court yet, so we can
>>> only speculate as to what fair use is.
>> Your statement is false according to the .gov site this law is codified
>> Although fair use was not mentioned in the previous copyright law, the
>> doctrine has developed through a substantial number of court decisions
>> over the years. This doctrine has been codified in section 107 of the
>> copyright law.
>> http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html
>> Would you please site your source?

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