1994-02-01 - Re: archiving on inet

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From: Jason Zions <jazz@hal.com>
To: Kirk Sheppard <kshep@netcom.com>
Message Hash: 8dc535b5df2b0837722723d762e966f0b40c77a235288bf27c4a37181bc8ffea
Message ID: <9402012021.AA01756@jazz.hal.com>
Reply To: <Pine.3.85.9402011400.A27297-0100000@netcom9>
UTC Datetime: 1994-02-01 20:25:27 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 12:25:27 PST

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From: Jason Zions <jazz@hal.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 12:25:27 PST
To: Kirk Sheppard <kshep@netcom.com>
Subject: Re: archiving on inet
In-Reply-To: <Pine.3.85.9402011400.A27297-0100000@netcom9>
Message-ID: <9402012021.AA01756@jazz.hal.com>
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> So answer the question again, what is the 
>difference in paying an internet provider for access to usenet, and 
>paying a cd-rom provider for access to usenet?

It's the difference between listening to the radio yourself and buying a
home-made tape of the radio program from someone else. The first is legal;
the second is, generally, not.

Better yet, it's the difference between watching a program on HBO when you
are getting that service legally (i.e. paying for it) and buying a tape of
the same program from a friend who has HBO. Whether or not you also have
legal access to HBO, the sale of the tape infringes on the copyright of the