Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 00:13 UTC
In the News "Like any space opera, the story of information technology is a very simple one. It is played out in a myriad of different ways by a revolving cast of characters, but it always has its loveable heroes, its predictably nefarious villains, innocent civilians to be saved, and bumbling bureaucrats that aren't inherently evil, but begin every story aiding the forces of darkness out of a misplaced belief they are preserving law and order in their corner of the galaxy." He might use Star Wars as an analogy (I strongly dislike Star Wars - Trekkie here), but it sums up very well how I feel about computing today.
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RE[3]: A little over-dramatic
by ericxjo on Fri 10th Feb 2012 19:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A little over-dramatic"
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The "dystopia" you are referring to, where people can download almost anything with little likelihood of any consequence is exactly the way it is now. And yet, thriving, fully-licensed DRM-free stores full of digital music and movies are doing just fine. The "smackdown" is like, what, three people? Up to now the "smackdown" has mostly been judges smacking down copyright trolling lawyers for ignoring law and procedure and trying to build an empire off of "John Does" who turn out to be people some of which have no idea what "filesharing" is.

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