p2pnet news | Freedom:- The “copyright warnings” which appear on DVD’s, videos, television programs, and other copyrighted materials, long known by legal scholars to be deceptive, are now the subject of a lawsuit filed by the Computer & Communications Industry Association with the Federal Trade Commission entitled In the Matter of Misrepresentation of Consumer Fair Use and Related Rights.
The complaint (pdf) filed with the FTC names the NFL, Major League Baseball, NBC Universal, Universal Studios, Dreamworks, and others for routinely ignoring the Fair Use statute which is part of the Copyright Act in their “copyright warnings”, thereby deceiving consumers and trying to enlarge the scope of their copyrights beyond what the law permits.
The complaint gives very specific examples, and attaches some as exhibits.
Ray Beckerman – Recording Industry vs The People
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