Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:58 UTC
Legal We have some very, very good news for Europeans (which happens to include myself): we have the European Parliament on our sides when it comes to battling ACTA. If you may recall, ACTA is basically an attempt by the US to impose upon the rest of the world draconian measures like three strikes laws and the DMCA. All parties within the European Parliament have together put forth a resolution that would effectively tackle ACTA.
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Your DVD legal issues can be resolved by buying a $50 dvd player at Wal-mart.

Only if I have a TV to hook it up to. I don't. I've no use for a TV, the shows are crap and the few that aren't I can watch on Hulu. What I do have is a DVD drive already in my Ubuntu machine and a nice collection of perfectly legal DVDs that I purchased, and I'll be damned if some corporation is going to say I can't play them in whatever device I want to. I bought them, it's my right to use them as I see fit so long as I don't breach copyright, and playing them sure as hell doesn't qualify. We call that fair use, and the DMCA can go suck off.
Now, does that qualify as piracy to you? Wanting rights is *not* the same as wanting to be able to pirate. Sometimes I wonder just who you work for, you seem to be so pro-corporate at the expense of the consumer that I wonder if you don't have a personal stake in all this. You have a seriously warped reality if you think the current situation benefits anyone except the very few at the top of the CEO chain.

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