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Re: DOJ is prepared to begin prosecuting peer-to-peer pirates

Hi Jack, I think we'd be hard-pressed to find a music CD worth more than
$1,000.  So isn't that point moot?

Tom Williams

"Jack T. Smith" wrote:

> Greetings,
> It is a "...federal crime to share copies of copyrighted products such as
> software, movies or music with anyone, even friends or family members, if
> the value of the work exceeds $1,000."
> Ok, I'll bite.  Since Clinton signed the bill, in my best Clintonesque
> manner, how is the word WORK defined?  Is that the actual language of the
> law?  Can "work" be defined as one song from a CD or record, in which case
> it could be argued that you divide the total number of songs in the price
> of the CD to get the value of that one "work"?
> Just looking for clarity.
> Jack Smith
> jsmith@uab.edu