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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: ZnU
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:14:04 -0500
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In article <>,
 Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:

> 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.

Are the owners of all the routers between you and Verizon also 

If Verizon doesn't have a copy of the relevant file in a fixed form 
(e.g. a file on disk -- something other than just a cache file too, I 
would say), any test which classifies Verizon as a distributor is going 
to have all sorts of screwy implications.

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