|FROM ||Jon Bober
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] DMCA'd CD Recordings
|From owner-hangout-desteny-at-mrbrklyn.com Tue Dec 18 17:33:57 2001
Received: (from mdom-at-localhost)
by www2.mrbrklyn.com (8.11.2/8.11.2/SuSE Linux 8.11.1-0.5) id fBIMXtt09060
for hangout-desteny; Tue, 18 Dec 2001 17:33:55 -0500
Received: from smtp02.mrf.mail.rcn.net (smtp02.mrf.mail.rcn.net [188.8.131.52])
by www2.mrbrklyn.com (8.11.2/8.11.2/SuSE Linux 8.11.1-0.5) with ESMTP id fBIMXtc09055
for ; Tue, 18 Dec 2001 17:33:55 -0500
Received: from 207-237-234-242.c3-0.nyr-ubr3.nyr.ny.cable.rcn.com ([184.108.40.206])
by smtp02.mrf.mail.rcn.net with smtp (Exim 3.33 #10)
for hangout-at-nylxs.com; Tue, 18 Dec 2001 17:33:56 -0500
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 17:30:15 -0500
From: Jon Bober
Subject: Re: [hangout] DMCA'd CD Recordings
X-Mailer: Sylpheed version 0.6.3 (GTK+ 1.2.9; i586-pc-linux-gnu)
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
Reply-To: Jon Bober
List: New Yorkers Linux Scene
Admin: To unsubscribe send unsubscribename-at-domian.com to hangout-request-at-www2.mrbrklyn.com
On Tue, 18 Dec 2001 12:59:16 -0500
Ruben Safir wrote:
> Universal to release copy-protected
> in U.S.
> Universal told retailers that it would honor refunds on all returned
> discs -- even for CDs that have been opened.
> Retailers, such as TransWorld Entertainment in Albany, N.Y., welcome
> the initiative, and have spent time briefing their sales staff about
> the new technology and possible snafus. It is preparing to
> refund'' the consumer's purchase price at its 1,000 stores
> including the ``Strawberries'' and ``Coconuts'' chains.
> ``They've been testing this in Europe and they're experiencing less
> than a 1 percent return rate from consumers. It really has turned
> out to be nothing,'' said Jerry Kamiler, TransWorld Entertainment's
> division merchandise manger. ``If we get the same results here, as I
> imagine we would, I don't think it's going to manifest itself into a
> consumer problem.''
Perhaps it would be a good idea to start a "buy the cd, open it, and
return it" initiative in quiet protest (along with all of the loud vocal
protests.) Of course, such a thing may just get then to revoke the refund
policy. It would be quite annoying for them, however.
New Yorker Linux Users Scene
Fair Use -
because it's either fair use or useless....