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At 11:31 AM 6/11/2003 -0400, James L Wolf wrote:
>    Mike offers a good example here of non-abandonment of copyright. On
>the Naxos site you can find several Met operas but they say in big print
>"Not available in the United States". You can't get them from Amazon-US
>either. You can from Amazon UK and there's nothing on Amazon UK saying
>they won't ship them to the US, but I would guess that it's illegal to
>do so.
>    If an American goes on Amazon UK and buys these and they ship them
>to America, who's breaking the law, Amazon UK or the purchaser? Or is it
>somehow legal?

Probably, no one. It's not illegal to import such material. In other
fields, it's considered "gray market". It certainly is not illegal to sell
it in a country where its sale is legal. (Boy, talk about a tautology!)


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