Fwd: Re: [Freegis-list] Free Gis CDROM - Morphix
bernhard at intevation.de
Thu Feb 26 17:46:51 CET 2004
On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 08:57:58AM -0500, Allan Doyle wrote:
> The person who was initially talking about this CD told me he has it
> ready. I would like to host the ISO, however, I thought of an
> additional complication. Perhaps you know who I should talk to about
> The issue is that in the US, if I host an ISO that has copyrighted
> material on it and the material has not been released by the author,
> then I can be sued for copyright violations. Consider the worst case
> where the ISO might have a copy of ArcInfo or something on it.
> How do people who host ISOs protect themselves?
I believe that they delegate the responsiblity to the creator
of the CD and act on good faith.
> I can't imagine that
> it's possible to investigate every file on the CD?
No, but ISP also cannot do this.
At least in Germany they only need to do their best to ensure
that they do not violate copyright. So checking the source
(of the CD) and some toplevel file names certainly offers some
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