[Coco] CoCo Collection CD discontinued
fwp at deepthought.com
Fri Jul 20 17:15:18 EDT 2007
On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 12:10:39PM -0700, Hex Star wrote:
> On 7/20/07, Manny <cocolist at invigorated.org> wrote:
> >Doesn't this fall under something like Ira's archive? What I mean is, if
> >the person compiling the archive doesn't wish for it to be sold /
> >distributed by someone else, shouldn't we just honor that?
> >I mean, seriously, if you want your own archive, just go find the files
> >you want yourself outside of other's hard work. It's obviously available
> >somewhere out there to archive on your own time.
> >I know this is a gray area here. But I think I'd rather play it on the
> >side of respecting those that we know and that are truly in the community.
> >Just my wee thoughts. :)
> Indeed this is a grey area, there is the respect side of things where the
> author has put a lot of work into the cd and thus deserves money for the cd.
> But then, what if he/she stops selling the cd? The cd really isn't filled
> with work originally done by the creator of the compilation but rather is a
> compilation of work by others and thus is filled with all kinds of different
> copyrights by different authors and with there may even be some works whose
> copyright is still enforced and thus should be on the compilation. But
> legally speaking I don't believe the author of the compilation has any real
> legal writes to protect the compilation because it is not his original work
> that is on the cd but rather an assortment of other people's work. It's like
> a linux live cd, people work hard to make distro's like linux and people can
> freely distribute the cd's. They can't sue people for distributing the cd's
> because it's a compilation of other people's work which is under various
> licenses, the cd cannot and is not ever covered by a license determined by
> the compilator.
If you believe that Roger doesn't own the rights to the "compilation"
you need to spend some money on a good lawyer. It's settled law.
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