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|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout of NYLXS] Fair USe
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From: Ruben Safir
To: Rick Moen
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On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 11:36:17AM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com):
> > It is just for conversation with like minded people, and not a homework
> > assignment.
> Cool. So, what do you think about the legal positions taken in the
> case? Care to recap the case, so far, as a conversation opener?
> OTOH, when you lead with an editorial about what laws you would decree if you
> were monarch, I lose interest -- but your recapping the case would make
> for a good way to start over.
I liked it better when the court ruled that there was no copyright
violation whatsoever. Instead they are now relying on a fair use
argument about APIs and that is a moving target. Todays fair use
is tomorrows DMCA protected right.
A fair use ruling is a dead end over time. It is as good as losing.
> But you won't, will you?
> I'll tell you where I got fed up with the usual pattern, and vowed to
> not put up with it, any more, period. It was October 28th on this
> mailing list, when you posted here a claim about Iraq in 2003 having had
> a 'state of the art proposition[sic] lab', which vague handwave I
> painstakingly researched and gave a detailed analysis about, politely
> rebutting your claim with a detailed history... to which you responded
> by saying, quote unquote, 'whatever.' Unwillingness to expend the
> energy to push down the shift key preserved from your original. And
> added: 'FWIW, I'm not really interested in the documentation you drum up
> on this.'
> OK, lesson learned.
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