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Re: decreased caching efficiency?
"Greg A. Woods" wrote: > > [ On Friday, October 20, 2000 at 09:44:37 (-0400), Dana Hudes wrote: ] > > Subject: Re: decreased caching efficiency? > > > > I pay my ISP to carry IP packets around. Caching is acceptable in some cases > > but not in others. > > You control how your information is distributed. If you do not wish it > to be cached in any meaningful manner by an ISP or anyone else then you > must use protocols that are inherently uncachable, such as those > protected by strong cryptography. > > > In some cases certainly your cache is in fact a copyright violation. > > No, it's absolutely NOT. You knowingly publish your content in a medium > where copying is an inherent part of the system (at many levels!). > > If you do not accept that arbitrary copies will be made of your data > then must not publish your information on the Internet. Period. No > amount of ignorance of the medium is a valid excuse in this day and age. > <snip> For what it's worth the Digitial Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) explicitly EXEMPTS caching as a violation of copyright. (This only holds for music and maybe video, but it is a clear precedent.) > Greg A. Woods > > +1 416 218-0098 VE3TCP <[email protected]> <robohack!woods> > Planix, Inc. <[email protected]>; Secrets of the Weird <[email protected]> Regards Marshall Eubanks Multicast Technologies, Inc. 10301 Democracy Lane, Suite 201 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Phone : 703-293-9624 Fax : 703-293-9609 e-mail : [email protected] http://www.on-the-i.com