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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 18:33:24 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > Hyman Rosen wrote:
> > [... Verizon webserver transmitting from an Actiontec site ...]
> > And how that would make Verizon any less a distributor of that content
> > just like the Actiontec itself?
> Because things are murky when it comes to deciding who is
> responsible for making copies when a user asks for a download
> and a web server goes to another server to ask for the content
> and transmits it to the user?

Nothing is murky here. The owners of both servers are doing
distribution. Both are distributors.

>  > You keep confusing URL redirection with transmissions coming
>  > from Verizon's webserver. Stop being such an idiot, Hyman.
> And you are certain that copyright law treats these separately?

Why are you uncertain that copyright law treats these separately?

With URL redirection, only URLs are distributed by the redirecting party
(no protected expression at all). In the second case, it is precisely
protected expression that is being transmitted/distributed by the
requestee (in response to the HHTP request to download).


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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