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<nettime> Microsoft, Apples iPod etc...
Heiko Recktenwald on Fri, 27 Aug 2004 10:02:34 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Microsoft, Apples iPod etc...


Speaking about Microsoft lack of understanding of other culture that their
own, Apple seems to have some "corporate culture" as well. Yesterday I
took an Apple iPod leaflet in the Gravis shop and there on the last page,
I find the sentense: "Raubkopien sind illegal!". Something like "piracy is
illegal". There was a lot of dicussion about the word "pirace" at WIPO,
see Jamie Love at www.eff.org, but it is simply not true. An extreme case
is Canadas http://gurke.bootlab.org/~uzs106/bla/T-292-04.pdf , but we have
"fair use" also in the USA, where just some forms of "piracy" are illegal,
not copying CDs amongst friends. Copying your friends CDs onto your iPod
is LEGAL, period!


H.


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