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Re: Debian-installer, older hardware, boot loaders, miboot & amiboot & ..

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 12:14:50AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 02:00:46PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Well, the US are mostly the most restrictive (unreasonable) juridiction
> > on this kind of issues, so ...
> That's not my experience.  The U.S. is very aggressive about extending
> the duration of copyrights, and deserves to be criticized for that, but
> it is far from the worst offender with respect to the *breadth* of
> copyright.  In the U.S., we have consumer protections such as the "right
> of first sale" and "fair use" written into our laws and upheld in the
> courts.

There are European agreements in effect that include those things, too.
There is a "right of first sale in the EU", which means that it's only
valid if you bought your copyrighted product in the EU yourself; and the
fair use clauses are in effect in every jurisdiction I know of (I think
they're part of the Berne convention, but could be mistaken).

     smog  |   bricks
 AIR  --  mud  -- FIRE
soda water |   tequila
 -- with thanks to fortune

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