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Aug 08, 2000, 22:18 (20 Talkback[s])
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"'Systems like Gnutella scream for adjusting the copyright act,' says attorney Len Rubin of Gordon & Glickson in Chicago. 'The most obvious amendment I can think of would be simply prohibiting the use of a system that can allow for wholesale reproduction of copyrighted works for free without the copyright owners' consent.'"

"Eric Bergner, an intellectual-property and new-media attorney at Moses & Singer in New York, disagrees. 'They don't need an amendment; they have the law on their side,' he says. 'It's a question of how to enforce the law.' Bergner doesn't rule out the possibility of going after individual users to send a message."

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