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|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by MikeKO:
You're right, I'm not in the movie business. That being said I have a question for you.
1. RCAI (sp?) used a lawsuit to shut down Napster's activities (almost).
2. The MPAA went after an ISP that maintained a link to the DVD decrpytion code.
Given those examples, I submit that MPAA is willing to do considerablly more than just lobby congress. Why should I not think that they would be willing to go after 169time. If lawsuits worked in the two examples above, why should I not think I could do it again?
|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Boy, the ethics of the general public today just knocks me out.
I'm a writer. If someone were to take one of my books and put
it on the net without my permission, I would regard that as worse
than stealing because it would kill me dead so far as making a
living as an artist goes. Ditto for my publisher and ditto for all his employees. </font>
|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Lastly, sorry if I sound bitchy, but the topic here is "Timeline for HD-DVD?". Would everyone please try to stay on-topic? I'm tired of reading the Napster rehashes. Didn't the Forum admininstrators reserve Home Theater Programming for that stuff?</font>|