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breezie

yep, i guess you really are leasing music then. then again, isn't there the concept of "first sale?" if i want to rip a book, i will and paste the pages all over my house. but see, with digital music, i can't. hehehe.

hi ted! :)

breezie

yep, i guess you really are leasing music then. then again, isn't there the concept of "first sale?" if i wanted to rip a book, i could and paste the pages all over my house. but see, with digital music, i can't. hehehe.

hi ted! :)

Ted

I am not aware of the overall concept of "first sale." However, why can't you rip music and do whatever you'd like with it? For example, under fair use doctrine, you would be well within your rights to photocopy the book you are about to shred for your archive; thus xeroxing is akin to ripping MP3s in this context.

Even the Draconian Digitial Millenium Copyright Act would not prohibit this as there would be no copy protection, thus there would be no thwarting the merchant's intention. If they start putting in holographic codes in books to prevent copying, then I would suggest that would trip the provisions in the DMCA.

Also, as I know that you are in the Philippines, if you were to purchase an iTunes song in the US on Holiday, when you go back home, what are your rights? Under who's law do we use? While you agreed to US law upon purchase, I would suggest that basic concepts of property rights in many countries would trump US copyright law, despite a treaty on the subject.

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