Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Sep 2010 22:22 UTC
Legal Big Content, which already owns the Obama administration, is at it again - I guess mandatory monitoring software to scan every computer's content isn't enough. A bi-partisan proposed bill would allow US federal courts to issue injunctions that would order domain registrars or registries to cease resolving the domain name of a copyright infringing website.
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RE[3]: A Strange Thought
by raboof on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 06:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A Strange Thought"
raboof
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"copyright only covers actually copying other people's work. Independently discovering/writing a text is never copyright infringement - even if the text is identical to an existing copyrighted text.

That's theory.

If you make a text which is a word-perfect clone of a copyrighted text, you will have a hard time proving in court that it was written independently. In practice, I think proving this is impossible.
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That's theory.

In almost all practical cases, and certainly in Brendan's case above, it's actually pretty obvious.

Edited 2010-09-22 06:50 UTC

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