1994-02-01 - Re: archiving on inet

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From: Mike Godwin <mnemonic@eff.org>
To: pmetzger@lehman.com
Message Hash: fb001b7443b8896cfc8b6a77b605cd5737d086552539d8e797f365110a9556d0
Message ID: <199402012121.QAA11869@eff.org>
Reply To: <199402012029.PAA03234@snark>
UTC Datetime: 1994-02-01 21:25:28 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 13:25:28 PST

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From: Mike Godwin <mnemonic@eff.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 13:25:28 PST
To: pmetzger@lehman.com
Subject: Re: archiving on inet
In-Reply-To: <199402012029.PAA03234@snark>
Message-ID: <199402012121.QAA11869@eff.org>
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> Try to sue for damages when your work is available for free to
> millions of people. The judge will laugh in your face, copyright or
> no. Damages are, after all, related to lost revenue -- if you allow
> anyone who wants to see something for free in one medium, you will
> have a fucking hard time to keep them from examining it in another
> equivalent medium.

One can register the work and sue for statutory damages and attorneys'
fees. No need to prove damages in such a case.

If the Copyright Act is amended this year, it may be that one need not
even register the work.