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|10/12/2000 10:01 PM by Chris Rasch; Would consumers benefit from a monopoly on the "Disneyland Experience?"|
I thought the RIAA's position was that the technology of Napster makes it impossible to determine if a user actually owns the CD which he downloads from N, thus allowing theft.
If I can not only re-sell my Disneyland admission [View full text and thread]
|10/12/2000 03:02 PM by doug bennett; counterfeit Disneyland admissions|
Our argument is that downstream licensing should not be allowed. That is, AFTER you buy something, you should be free to do with as you wish. The Disneyland analogy is not that Disneyland should not be able to charge for admission, but [View full text and thread]
Technology is such that there is a large fixed cost to produce a CD, then a tiny cost to make additional copies. A person paying zero for a copy does not
deprive the seller of the chance to sell to another person at a positive cost, as it would the producer of a physical good.
If there is enough room to stand in, I can make this same argument to the owners of Disneyland. Does anyone really believe that a property law that forbade Disney from charging me admission would have no effect on the decision to build the park in the first place? [Manage messages]