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Re: [ARSCLIST] Two articles in today's Wall St. Journal worth Reading

Lessig's article is interesting. Thanks for the link. Some of what he is proposing will never be OK with large companies whose profitability is based on zealous protection of copyright, but there is a middle ground. Viacom is closer to the middle ground than Universal. Also, as is typical with these kinds of debates, he cited extreme and simplistic cases in the WSJ article. There's not a cut and dried place to say something is obviously not a threat to copyright even though it contains snippets of copyrighted material, but such cases obviously do exist. The net-net is muddy gray area. Some modern law updates by Congress and clear case-law precidents would be helpful.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Ramm" <Stevramm@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2008 9:09 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Two articles in today's Wall St. Journal worth Reading

Big day for sound recordings today in the Wall Street Journal:

First, is this great article on the newest Archeophone release - Campaign

_Running on Wax Cylinders - WSJ.com_ (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122367135148524013.html)

10 pages earlier is an interesting article on Copyright reform by ARSC
member Larry Lustig with a GREAT illustration. This is a excerpt for Lustig's  new
book. The focus is aimed at fair use in remixing (His book is titled
"Remix").  But you'll enjoy the article (and the illustration). Here is the  link:

_In Defense of  Piracy - WSJ.com_

Anyway, I wanted to share.
Steve Ramm

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