Steven C. Barr wrote:
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> From: "Richard L. Hess" [log in to unmask]
>>It's interesting that the recorded media has pushed copyright far
>>more than the print media ever did.
> Simple...in this day and age it is much easier to make an effectively
> exact copy of a sound recording than a printed document (although I
> think there were attempts to "pirate" the Harry Potter books before
> their relase?)...
In the classic sense, "Follow the money".
The cost of photocopying a conventional book is seldom much less than
the cost of buying it. The cost of copying a CD or DVD is only a few
percent. of the cost of the original. An unbound duplicate of a book is
far less valuable than the original in practice; an unpackaged duplicate
of a CD or DVD is of only slight less value than the original; in fact,
where 'protection' is used to complicate duplication and to make the
original unreadable in some players, the duplicate may be worth more
than the original.
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