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Old 03-12-2006, 11:33 AM   #1
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http://www.copyright.gov/1201/index.html

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2. Computer programs and video games distributed in formats that have become obsolete and that require the original media or hardware as a condition of access, when circumvention is accomplished for the purpose of preservation or archival reproduction of published digital works by a library or archive. A format shall be considered obsolete if the machine or system necessary to render perceptible a work stored in that format is no longer manufactured or is no longer reasonably available in the commercial marketplace.[/b]
What do you make of it?
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:45 AM   #2
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I'm wondering about this bit
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Persons making noninfringing uses of the following six classes[/b]
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:03 PM   #3
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That is is not sold without the copyright holder's concent.

Make money on someone else's work will always be copyright infringement, unless you have permission.
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:26 PM   #4
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Very interesting, at least the way it sounds, looks promising perhaps. Although I'm not a lawyer.
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exemption from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works[/b]
It is legal to bypass copy protections of "old" games for preservation purposes if you don't violate other laws.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tom Henrik @ Dec 3 2006, 02:03 PM) [snapback]269982[/snapback]</div>
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That is is not sold without the copyright holder's concent.

Make money on someone else's work will always be copyright infringement, unless you have permission.
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But the problem is that copyright infringement doesn't have to mean making money out of it, it can just as well be sharing like AB do. I believe that in the eyes of the law (in this case, the US law), making games available for download without the permission from the copyright holder, is infringement, unless what we read here would mean that we have a three year period of bliss coming.
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No! It's only about bypassing copy protections. It only refers to "our main business".
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mighty Midget @ Dec 3 2006, 02:40 PM) [snapback]269990[/snapback]</div>
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But the problem is that copyright infringement doesn't have to mean making money out of it, it can just as well be sharing like AB do. I believe that in the eyes of the law (in this case, the US law), making games available for download without the permission from the copyright holder, is infringement, unless what we read here would mean that we have a three year period of bliss coming.
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If what you are stating is true, then I don't really understand what would constitute as a non-infringing use of that rule... Do you have an example?
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Kosta @ Dec 3 2006, 04:47 PM) [snapback]270032[/snapback]</div>
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mighty Midget @ Dec 3 2006, 02:40 PM) [snapback]269990[/snapback]
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But the problem is that copyright infringement doesn't have to mean making money out of it, it can just as well be sharing like AB do. I believe that in the eyes of the law (in this case, the US law), making games available for download without the permission from the copyright holder, is infringement, unless what we read here would mean that we have a three year period of bliss coming.
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If what you are stating is true, then I don't really understand what would constitute as a non-infringing use of that rule... Do you have an example?
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No, and that seemingly contradiction is what confuses me.
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Furthermore, the copies can be digital, so long as they are not distributed digitally nor made available to the public in a digital format outside the premises of the library or archives.[/b]
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