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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • On this issue, I think its crazy that a law has to be passed to allow people to create editted versions of movies.

    If I buy a book, I can rip out pages, or paint over words or paragraphs to improve (in my opinion) the book; and I can publish a list of the pages, paragraphs, and words that I felt were extraneous. As long as someone who gets my list still has to buy the actual book and choose to apply my cuts, the author should have no recourse.

    I've never done that and find no appeal in the "service" that this law is specifically enabling, but the movie industry should have very little right to sue over this sort of editting - none unless someone is selling their work without copyright approval, or presenting their work in modified form as if it were the original.

    • On this issue, I think its crazy that a law has to be passed to allow people to create editted versions of movies.

      I'm not sure that is what the law [loc.gov] allows.

      the making imperceptible, by or at the direction of a member of a private household, of limited portions of audio or video content of a motion picture, during a performance in or transmitted to that household for private home viewing, from an authorized copy of the motion picture, or the creation or provision of a computer program or other technology