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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (jms at b5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: File Sharing, Sci-Fi TV and the art of motorcycle
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 12/11/2004 8:07:16 AM  

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>1. The laws on media copyright were not authorised by the
>general public.

>Could similar laws to the current ones have been negotiated
>with the general public?

Maybe I missed something, but the last I heard, no laws are"negotiated" with
the general public, and the general public does not "authorize" laws. The
courts legitimize or authorize, and congress negotiates.

Unless it's a ballot proposition, and there have been very few of those
overall...something like 90% of all the laws on the books are the result of
either legislative bodies or precedent set in courts.

If that's the distinction, it's a false one.

jms

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