tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15479871.post114997487120085895..comments2022-08-19T05:18:41.850-04:00Comments on Recording Industry vs The People: Judge Owen Issues Order Denying John Does' Motion in its Entirety in Warner v. Does 1-149raybeckermanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11063235302436280455noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15479871.post-1150241864276529632006-06-13T19:37:00.000-04:002006-06-13T19:37:00.000-04:00Here's an interesting idea. Try to make a motion ...Here's an interesting idea. Try to make a motion for summary judgement before RIAA dismisses the case. If a lot of does do this, the RIAA will have a longer time, and be hard to through out the case to refile. I bet the RIAA will hate this because it will cost them money, and slow it down.!StephenHhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06663304570839750571noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15479871.post-1150236881901168762006-06-13T18:14:00.000-04:002006-06-13T18:14:00.000-04:00Dear sirs,I'm not sure this is the right place for...Dear sirs,<BR/><BR/>I'm not sure this is the right place for a question, but I wonder why no one disputes the notion that an mp3 file is protected by copyright.<BR/><BR/>An mp3 file is essentially a set of parameters for sine functions that are combined to generate the sound. These are calculated by solving a mathematical problem of fitting a cobination of sine functions to a data set (the original wav file). Shouldn't the extension of music copyright to parameters of mathematical equations be legally questionable? After all, not even mathematitians can copyright such data...<BR/><BR/>Another problem is that the encoding itself is completely arbitrary, so it is impossible (mathematically impossible) to specify which set of values are to be covered by copyright law for any given song, since any other set of values can be used for the same purpose just by changing the encoding.<BR/><BR/>Basically, computers are just complex calculators. All computer files are sets of numbers, and all computer operations are mathematical operations. Given that numbers and mathematical formulae cannot be copyrighted, should this not raise legal issues?<BR/><BR/>Thank you for your attention.Ludwig Krippahlhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15246433911004886068noreply@blogger.com