On Friday 15 February 2013 02:13:22 Al Thompson wrote:
Let's really spell out *exactly* what you are saying is happening here.
For instance I could answer like this:
It is not your property he is kidnaping. He may be making a copy of your
creation or a derivative of your creation though.
Let's say the facts in the case of the above answer are that you published a
recording of the song and he bought a copy of the CD that the song was on
from you or people you sold the copy to.
Or I could answer like this:
No,he certainly does not have a right to kidnap (actually steal) your song
from you. He should be charged with theft.
Let's say the facts in the case of the above answer are that you wrote and
recorded the song on your PC/DAW and he broke in and stole the hard disk on
which the only copy resided.
> And claiming that my refusal to
So, he takes his body, does some work and gets paid. He goes to the store, he
buys a copy of your song and CD. He goes to another store and buys a box of
blank CDs. he goes to anotehr store and buys a PC with a CDRW drive in it. He
takes all of this home along with his body and sets everything up in his
He sits down, fires up the PC and puts in the CD which he now owns which has
your song recorded on it. He uses his ripping program to rip it do his hard
disk. He then pops out that CD and pops in a blank. He tells his software to
write a copy of the songs from the CD he purchased to the blank CD he also
You want the law to prevent him from doing this with his body and the things
he legally purchased. Correct? (Well, if this is not so, why speak of the
mechanical license here?)
To make any sense at all, you need to distinguish between a published work and
one that is not yet published.
Again, published or not published?
> Do you believe that you
all the best,
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