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Collecting resources and notes on copyright, especially as related to computer software (and hardware).

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  • (rhk) OPENLAW: Eldred v. Ashcroft -- "Cert Granted: The Supreme Court will hear Eldred v. Ashcroft in its fall term." -- interesting -- looks like legal record type stuff with pointers to things like amicus curae briefs.
  • Lessig Blog Archives for August 2002 -- among other things, talks about bombing at his presentation at OSCON (requesting letters, voters, money)
  • Waiting for the Laugh: Lessig at OSCON; August 20, 2002; Alex -- Suggests way Lessig could have improved his speech at Lessig -- includes a song that I could imagine writing a tune for (pretty neat, but me, write a tune??)
  • More thoughts on Lessig -- discusses his opposition to Lessig's proposal to shorten the term of copyright to 10 years and put source code in escrow so it is released at the end of that time.
  • (rhk) lessig Blog Archives for October 2002 -- his musings after his oral arguments in Eldred v. Ashcroft

Derived Works

According to the CONTU Final Report, which is generally interpreted by the courts as legislative history, ``the right to add features to the program that were not present at the time of rightful acquisition'' falls within the owner's rights of modification under section 117.


``Having paid Nintendo a fair return, the consumer may experiment with the product and create new variations of play, for personal enjoyment, without creating a derivative work.''

Music Licensing

  • (rhk) [[][ASCAP & BMI -- Protectors of Artists or Shadowy Thieves?]]; Harvey Reid; viewed Feb, 2003 --

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