Lawrence Lessig
no potential for a substantial noninfringing use?

Here's a BitTorrent file that will get you, p2p, the video of the Hearings on the INDUCE Act, prepared by Tom Barger. Watch, and blog the substantial noninfringing use.

BitTorrent is one of the most efficient p2p systems and is great for distributing movies and other large files. The Induce act is trying to make illegal basic technologies such as p2p which "could induce" people to break copyright law.

With more powerful cameras and PCs, video and Flash have become important mediums for free speech. They are increasingly being used for political action. The integration of blogs and p2p technology for sharing these videos like the BitTorrent link above from Lessig are a good example. I believe this is substantial non-infringing use.

BitTorrent is very smart and allows you to download from multiple sources. Thus, the more people downloading/sharing, the faster the download becomes and the less stress it puts on any one person. Anyone who's posted a movie file to a blog knows what this is like. I'm downloading it now with 3 peers. Come on everyone, join in the BitTorrent p2p fun and help me make the download faster! (while it's still legal)

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Another interesting tool that does something similar to BitTorrent, but perhaps in a simpler way: Freecache, at archive.org.

It doesn't require users to download any software, just prefixing "http://freecache.org" to URLs.

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Self-INDUCE from John Battelle's Searchblog
July 30, 2004 9:09 AM

Joi and Larry and others point to BitTorrent file of the hearings on the INDUCE Act, the latest salvo from the morons who brought us DMCA and DRM. I like this observation from Joi: BitTorrent is one of the most efficient p2p systems and is great for di... Read More

Via Joi Ito's blog I found this link to Lawrence Lessig asking people to download via BitTorrent the hearings on the INDUCE Act. Since one of the key points of the hearings is that P2P technology has "no potential for a substantial noninfringing use", ... Read More

Self-INDUCE from John Battelle's Searchblog
July 31, 2004 2:38 AM

Joi and Larry and others point to BitTorrent file of the hearings on the INDUCE Act, the latest salvo from the morons who brought us DMCA and DRM. I like this observation from Joi: BitTorrent is one of the most efficient p2p systems and is great for di... Read More

John Battelle and Joi Ito comment on the potential free speech implications to be wrought by IICA. Read More

The Induce Act from stevesgallery.com
July 31, 2004 5:14 AM

"The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony about the Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act -- otherwise known as the Induce Act (S. 2560). In its current form, the bill proposes to slap technology companies for making any device that could "induce" Read More

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