The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17259   Message #366826
Posted By: T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
01-Jan-01 - 04:38 PM
Thread Name: Copyright thugs
Subject: RE: Copyright thugs
The freedoms the public is supposed to enjoy under copyright can be known by the following shorthand phrases:

(1) public domain

(2) first sale doctrine

(3) fair use

(4) idea/expression

(5) fact/expression

Here is a news article describing the latest attack on the first sale doctrine. That it is couched simply as a "request" strikes doesn't impress me much. I consider this an attack on my freedom, even if the so-called "authors'" guild doesn't so intend it.