[Novalug] Over the Top
novalug at jasons.us
Thu Aug 2 13:42:57 EDT 2007
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Tux subscriber Dave Aronson wrote:
> Jason [mailto:novalug at jasons.us] writes:
>> the girl had to know that recording any part of a movie is wrong.
> No. She might reasonably be expected to know that recording any
> part of a movie is *illegal*. Whether it is "wrong" is very much
> Do not conflate what is right/wrong, honest/dishonest,
> moral/immoral, legal/illegal, or ethical/unethical. (I've probably
> left out a few other applicable terms too.) These are all very
> different things, especially in a free country.
Very true. I stand (er, sit) corrected.
>> What ever happened to personal responsibility?
> One of the very reasons for its decline is the attempt to legislate
> what is right/wrong, honest/dishonest, moral/immoral, and/or
> IMHO a much better way to handle this would have been:
> - Girl gets caught by theater - Theater ejects girl and reports
> incident up chain to movie company, presumably in accord with their
> contract - Movie company decides whether or not to sue over
> copyright infringement - Movie company gives girl a lecture... and,
> at a press conference, two tix (one for her bro, one for her so she
> can see the rest of the movie) to prove they're not such a bunch of
> evil hard-asses, BUT warning that this will NOT be the result for
> ALL other people caught (so as to prevent copycats just trying to
> get free tix) - Note that CRIMINAL court NEVER enters into it, nor
> any other public institution definitely, only the POSSIBILITY of
> CIVIL court!
Dave, you should be in PR. That would have been an excellent way to
handle it. They would get some good publicity as well as (hopefully)
discouraging others from trying the same thing.
--- There are no absolute statements. I'm very probably wrong. ---
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