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GNU, GPL, Open Source It's been a while since we caught up with Stallman. But a couple months ago we took a look around at what's happening with law, politics and technology and realized that he maybe perhaps his extremism and paranoia were warranted all along. So when we were contacted by an Iranian Linux publication and asked if we would like to publish an English translation of a recent interview they had done with Stallman, I thought that it was a particularly rich opportunity.
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by shmerl on Wed 21st Mar 2012 02:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Re:"
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Not so simple. DRM is a preemptive policing technology intended for a very practical application. Thus it's not comparable to an abstract gun, but more to putting handcuffs on everyone, just in case someone will decide to act illegally. Handcuffs are just a tool, but putting them on everyone as a preemptive policing practice - is unethical. That's why DRM is unethical. It's not just an abstract technology, but technology created for the single purpose of preemptive policing.

Edited 2012-03-21 02:12 UTC

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