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Re: A possible GFDL compromise



On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:25:16PM -0400, Brian T. Sniffen wrote:
> No.  There's a consortium of companies, led by Phillips, which hold
> the trademarks on CDDA, CD-ROM, CD-R, "Compact Disc", and a pool of
> patents applicable to making compact discs and the devices to
> manipulate them.  I can't just burn a disc and sell it with the CDDA
> logo on the side, nor can I make a machine which plays CDs and sell it
> as a CD player.  Or rather, if I do, Phillips and the CD Consortium
> will sue me.

In Candada, at least, the RIAA (or its Canadian equivalent), get a piece
of the revenues from every blank CD-* medium sold.

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |     No math genius, eh?  Then perhaps
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     you could explain to me where you
branden@debian.org                 |     got these...       PENROSE TILES!
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Stephen R. Notley

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