August 22nd, 2004

Cognac & Cigar

Ninth Circuit Court зажигaet (

"Further, as we have observed, we live in a quicksilver technological environment with courts ill-suited to fix the flow of internet innovation. The introduction of new technology is always disruptive to old markets, and particularly to those copyright owners whose works are sold through well-established distribution mechanisms. Yet, history has shown that time and market forces often provide equilibrium in balancing interests, whether the new technology be a player piano, a copier, a tape recorder, a video recorder, a personal computer, a karaoke machine, or an MP3 player. Thus, it is prudent for courts to exercise caution before restructuring liability theories for the purpose of addressing specific market abuses, despite their apparent present magnitude."

Какие умницы, все-таки, сидят в этом Ninth Cirquit.
Не часто так бывает, что суд принимает решение, основываясь на некоторых глобальных и философских предположениях, относительно его влияния на будущее Интернет Технологий.

Сразу видно - ребятки из Стэнфорда или Гарварда :)
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