>>> [log in to unmask] 8/18/2004 10:27:47 PM >>>
>>In a message dated 8/18/2004 10:16:59 AM Eastern Standard Time,
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>>What these consumers and archives (meaning "we") lack is leverege.
>>Proposals for use or lose copyright, smaller terms, etc. etc. while
>>nice, miss the point that nobody has any reason to give those things
>>us. And until they do have a reason, they won't.
>Laws create outlaws. People WILL make copies of material that they
>share any other way. Only the law abiding citizens will loose access
Can't argue with this. Certainly the only people making available most
classic jazz, blues, country, etc. are either operating illegally in the
US or are importing here from Europe. Funny how the law discriminates
against small American businesses who want to reissue this stuff, but
not against European businesses. Perhaps that point could persuade some
Congress members, but probably not enough.