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Re: <nettime> law and theft
Heiko Recktenwald on Tue, 10 Dec 2002 22:29:51 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> law and theft


> special mixture of rather open rules and faits accomplis, the many
> copyprotected cds allready on the market. Most people like more to read

There is, to be precise, article 6 paragraph 2 subparagraph 2 or the eu
directive, which isnt a "must" but a "may" regulation, states may force
the industry, to deliver the necessary tools to do privat copies of cds,
but they must not (in contrast to other exeptions where they must). 

And there is time pressure, the new law must be ready before the 22th of
december, in two or three weeks, so the german lawmaker has excluded this
"difficult point" from the german WIPO and EU translation (changes
to the Urheber Gesetz). 

While there is chrismas with millions of copyprotected CDs unter the
tree.

Bom Sharkar!


H. 

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