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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000099.txt from 1998/04

From: Roger Shilcock <>
Subj: Re: Copyright
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 03:29:29 -0500

I believe that no intergalactic organization has signed the Berne
on copyright up to now.
The same goes for the United States of etc.....
Roger Shilcock

On Thu, 2 Apr 1998 wrote:

> Date: Thu, 02 Apr 1998 13:03:17 -0700 (MST)
> From:
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: Re: Copyright
> On Thu, 2 Apr 1998, Joshua M. Coleman wrote:
> > Okay, so what if you BUY the music, memorize it, die in an accident, after
> > which your brain is transplanted into another human, who can now play the
> > clarinet and can play the piece from your memory (as well as remember all
> > of your memories!!), after which he is abducted by aliens who read his
> > mind and thought and memories, so now they have obtained the piece. Isn't
> > this breaking intergalactic copyright infringement laws as well? So what
> > happens if those aliens die and their brains (or alien equivalents) are
> > transplanted to other aliens? Then what?!? Oh, my. The copyright
> > infringement lawyers would have a field day on that one.
> There wouldn't be any problem here, because when you talk intergalactic,
> you talk of long light years. And remember that when a copyright holder
> is dead for over 50 years, the copyright expires. And I think it'll
> take a certain number of years (maybe a couple of light years) before the
> aliens get back home and can perform that music for their co-aliens. And
> actually, when you talk intergalactic, there's not too much to worry
> about copyright laws. Ever tried to sue somebody that lives millions of
> miles away? You'll have more travel expenses than you'll get reimbursed
> for the infrigment.
> And there are other questions to ask yourself about this:
> - Are aliens able to read our minds?
> - If so, what music notation software do they use to put the music they
> read on paper?
> - Do aliens read music?
> - Do aliens exist?
> Ok, enough crap now, why don't we go back to using the list as a CLARINET
> list. I didn't subscribe to read alien stories! (even if you can't
> resist, you should resist).

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