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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:02:24 -0000
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
>> But there is a snag: any contract that the GEMA made for marketing
>> purposes (including exclusive long-term deals with record companies),
>> stays in effect and runs through the standard accounting of GEMA, "in
> First off, GEMA issues only nonexclusive licenses so that it can police
> the use of rights while holding the exclusive licences from members.
> As for the rest, stop being silly paranoid sucker and consider that GEMA
> is a *trustee* for its members exclusive rights.

According to what _they_ consider to be in your best interest, deducting
their fees and expenses.  If your opinion differs, that does not matter
for the duration of the contract (that runs at least six years).

"Stop being paranoid" about contract conditions is not really good legal
advice.  If the terms were not relevant, they would not be there in the
first place.

> Got it now, silly dak?

Sounds like you swallow what the GEMA tells you hook, line and sinker.
Yes, got that.

David Kastrup

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