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Re: decreased caching efficiency?

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Tue Oct 24 09:05:43 2000

"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.

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
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