Craig on 15 Jul 2003 18:02:01 -0000

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[Spoon-business] RE: RE: [spoon-discuss] Proto-prop: Aes Sedai

>>>>I'm on another mailing list where the legalities of copyright have come
>>>>also. Two facts have become particularly relevant:
>>>>1) What is and is not fair use is not predictable - there are factors
>>>>considered" in finding something to be fair use but there are no acid
>>>>that can be applied.
>>>>2) Most people are not in a position to defend themselves if there is
>>>>legal difficulty over such a thing. Therefore, it doesn't matter whether
>>>>are right or not, it only matters whether Jordan thinks we're worng.
>>>>In other words, don't do anything that isn't blindingly obviously okay.
>>>>Score one for my c-p-p, yay!
>>>-On the other hand... hands up, everyone in the house who makes money off
>>the WoT series and is likely to sue us if this idea becomes part
>>>of the rules? Anybody? No? Okay.
>>>Also, as long as we don't make a dime off it, there's hardly any point to
>>quelling us and this is probably close enough to fanfic to get by
>>That's true, this is closer to a fanfic than piracy. The issues had come
>>on another mailing list relating to unauthorized translations of
>>material, which is much less accepted. And in the end, it is what is
>>accepted that matters.

>-Such an interesting game we play where we have to deal with copyright
issues... maybe we could have a proposal to repeal or ignore Title 17
>copyright laws.-

Since the difference between laws and rules is solely in who makes them and
what the penalties are for breaking them, I think we can get away with this

I propose:
For the purposes of B Nomic, those rules collectively known as the United
States Code are repealed.

 -- Teucer

"Be vewwy vewwy quiet. We're getting mawwied."

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