Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Crow on Grokster

Sheryl Crow statement on Grokster as VP of the Recording Artists' Coalition:
It is illegal and a copyright infringement to duplicate, distribute, upload or download a copyrighted recording without permission of the owner of the recording (other than to make a single copy for personal, non-commercial use); [emphasis added]
Is this just another concession on the legality of full CD/DVD copies? And that downloading and uploading may fall within the realm of (private) fair use (as has been reasoned in France)?

Also:
P2P systems are clearly inducing infringement by the users – those systems need to be held accountable. [...] Grokster and similar, competitive systems should be held liable for the infringement and damage they are doing to the creative community and the public-at-large.
For this one: read Alex Halderman at Freedom to Tinker.

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