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Features, Office Users of Microsoft Office can now choose one of the Creative Commons licenses for work created in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Microsoft and Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization that offers flexible copyright licenses for creative works, partnered with 3sharp LLC to develop and test this new copyright licensing tool, known as the Creative Commons add-in for Microsoft Office.
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nightmare
by TDavis on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 00:34 UTC
TDavis
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2006-06-10

I have a feeling DRM will lead to hardware with hidden features. It was tough finding documentation on buring CD-ROMs for my operating system--I found a bit of kernel debug output with the right numbers on a web-site, but it only works on one of my two CDW's. This sort of thing can be the nail in the coffin for preventing new operating systems.

http://www.losethos.com

Enjoy it while it lasts.

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RE: nightmare
by Celerate on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 01:28 in reply to "nightmare"
Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

"I have a feeling DRM will lead to hardware with hidden features."

Last time I checked the hardware features weren't being hidden, instead Intel and AMD decided to say from the get-go that they'd eventually be sticking DRM chips on hardware and it would be illegal under the DMCA to remove them. I think VIA is still clean though, and if that remains true then I might try out of of their mini-itx boards when I have the cash.

What sucks about DRM chips is that there's only so many companies making motherboards, and they all seem to be warming up to the idea under the belief that upcomming commercial operating systems will require such things to boot. By now everyone should know how companies who's products are readily available in most local stores are scared to be incompatible with both Windows and OS X. It may become necessary to special order DRM free motherboards or violate the DMCA, and I for one have no trouble with the later.

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