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RE: censoring films

After all the rhetoric, I think Rick's reaction means the right and the
left and the great middle (whatever that means)  have a great deal to lose
with laws that make changing, filtering, using content for and in your own
way and for your own purposes, legitimate reaons, impossible, illegal and
punishable under criminal and civil law.

thanks for pointing out something we can agree on Rick. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Anderson
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Sent: 8/8/02 5:37 PM
Subject: RE: censoring  films

> The debate in Utah began four years ago when an American Fork company,
> Sunset Video, found a profitable business in clipping a nude scene from
> hundreds of video copies of "Titanic" brought to them by owners. The
> concept of so-called "family-friendly" videos was well-received in Utah
> and other religiously conservative parts of the country

Gosh, and it seems like just a minute ago that we were energetically
defending the "rights of consumers to do what they want with products
they've purchased."  Well, we all know what Ralph Waldo Emerson said about
consistency...  :-)
Rick Anderson