forwarding of e-mails not illegal after all... (fwd)

Stefano Maffulli smaffulli at
Fri Mar 9 15:52:42 UTC 2001

Hi all

Alessandro here can confirm that the italian law is so confusing that
nobody can really tell if its structure is even remotely legal nor can
anybody confirm if the stamp shall be applied where/how/anything... It's
such a mess that probably only courts in years will be able to districate
its meanings.

The Italian association sent an open letter to the SIAE
asking to explain officially the contradicting law especially with the
issues related to Free Software and Copylefted works. I think that only
discussing with them (the SIAE) we can clear out what is the meaning of the
law. Eventually, IMHO, we will need to organise some simbolic act to raise
consciousness... maybe right after the elections?


Stefano Maffulli
Milano Linux User Group Vice-president

>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: discussion-admin at
>  [mailto:discussion-admin at]On Behalf Of Jan-Oliver Wagner
>  Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 4:36 PM
>  To: discussion at
>  Subject: Re: forwarding of e-mails not illegal after all... (fwd)
>  On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 03:29:54PM +0100, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
>  > It's not to put it on the market. It's to use for "revenue
>  > purposes". My own software tools I use to accomplish my work must be
>  > stamped even if I'm using them in my house.
>  so it goes much farther than just the market.
>  > See the siae.html published by for more information
>  > (available in Italian and English (in slightly reduced form))
>  but how about the EU law? Can it break the Italian law regarding the
>  payed approvals?
>  Jan
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