Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft
Progress & Freedom Foundation on P2P [9:14 am]
A relatively concise discussion of contributory liability in copyright infringement, and a strong argument in favor of maintaining it in the face of digital networks. In many respects, reading it is a bit like a trip down Alice’s rabbit hole, but it’s important to remember who’s the audience. What I found most striking was the argument that one shouldn’t be allowed to engineer around the specifics of the law in designing a [P2P] program – despite the fact that such games have been played since the inception of the concept. Whatever happened to strict construction of legislated rights?