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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:02:56 -0000
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> [...]
>> I do understand the objection; in Germany, I'm required to pay for a
>> radio license on account of possessing a net-connected computer.
>
> The point is that neither GEZ broadcast fee nor GEMA fee on empty media
> (and other things) replace the system of copyrights and capitalist
> market of exclusive rights in intangibles. GEZ/GEMA fee payer gets *NO*
> rights reserved to copyright owners in exchange for paying a fee at
> all.

Making private copies of broadcast recordings is legal in Germany.

-- 
David Kastrup


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