My startup: Crossies.com
charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Mon Sep 17 08:42:21 MDT 2012
On Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:09:50 -0600
Joshua Marsh <joshua at themarshians.com> wrote:
> I can think of dozens of reasons to do this. First, the majority of my
> physical media sits unused 99.99995% of it's life. Why not make a
> little money on that wasted time?
Now we get into copyright issues. Lending out your physical copy of a
book or DVD is perfectly legal. I'm not so sure about a ripped copy
sitting on someone else's server. It would depend on the license. But
renting it out might not be legal even if lending or copying was.
(Creative Commons Non-commercial license, e.g.) I am not a lawyer, and
don't want to get into those issues. Nor would I care to become an
RIAA/MPAA lawyer target.
I expect our OP has looked into this issue.
> Finally, some of you are just being plain rude. Your response was
> neither helpful to the group, nor effective in getting your point
> across. After the first couple sentences, you'd already given
> yourself away as a troll who didn't understand what the main points
> of the business were.
Charles Curley /"\ ASCII Ribbon Campaign
Looking for fine software \ / Respect for open standards
and/or writing? X No HTML/RTF in email
http://www.charlescurley.com / \ No M$ Word docs in email
Key fingerprint = CE5C 6645 A45A 64E4 94C0 809C FFF6 4C48 4ECD DFDB
More information about the PLUG