Thursday, February 09, 2006

Today's inducement questions

When I bought my newly-arrived "World War II Campaigns in Europe" video set from an Ebay shop, did I induce infringement of the distribution right? Does it matter that I live in the Fourth Circuit, with its definition of distribution that includes "making available to the public"? What if I'd seen it in a friend's home and offered to take it off his hands for $20? Should it matter that purchasing an unauthorized copy doesn't violate any right of the copyright owner?

(The picture of the box, along with a picture of the Crusade in Europe DVD, will be available on the IP Teaching Resources database as soon as I hook my camera up to my computer.)

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