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[ NNSquad ] [mjh@itys.net: Re: CNN's use of "Octoshape" slips live video P2P into users'?PCs]

----- Forwarded message from "Matthew J. Harmon" <mjh@itys.net> -----

Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 11:46:39 -0600
From: "Matthew J. Harmon" <mjh@itys.net>
Subject: Re: [ NNSquad ] CNN's use of "Octoshape" slips live video P2P into
	users' PCs

Lauren Weinstein wrote:
> The potentially negative implications of Octoshape seem quite serious
> in a number of ways and from a variety of bandwidth use, privacy, and
> security standpoints.  Given the reported lack of obvious, fully
> informed disclosure to users about what this software is really doing
> (language buried in the usage "fine print" doesn't fulfill this
> requirement), one wonders if there might also be some interesting legal
> issues as well in various locales.
> http://windowssecrets.com/comp/090205#story1


This brings up an interesting question for the lawyers, by implicitly
using (allowing) users to re-distribute their content does this grant
re-distribution rights in perpetuity to the end-user for the content?

The Octoshape EULA [0] only has two mentions of copyright under "do not
use for illegal purposes" and IP for the software. Content is mentioned
under "no warranty and limitation of liability." Perhaps this was




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