Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 00:20 UTC
Legal Ah, how we Europeans get to sit back and relax whenever some company invokes the DMCA - a law we don't have over here. Sadly, that sentence has to be amended with the following word: yet. We don't have the DMCA yet, but it the ACTA is accepted, we Europeans - and the rest of the world - can no longer sit back and relax: the US is hard at work imposing the DMCA upon the nation of Foreign.
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RE[3]: Some good may come of it
by memson on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Some good may come of it"
memson
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2006-01-01

Fantastical as ever; completely missing the point.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Fantastical as ever; completely missing the point.


How is it missing the point?

No DMCA-like laws intending to make it illegal to break DRM can possibly affect content offered for free without any DRM.

Therefore, post ACTA, such content could conceivably become premium content. The most popular content.

That is the point. How ironic would this be, if it came to pass? (however unlikely it is, because it would require people to ignore advertising, for example).

What exactly is your problem, BTW?

Edited 2010-02-23 12:11 UTC

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memson Member since:
2006-01-01

"Fantastical as ever; completely missing the point.


How is it missing the point?
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Because you're busy galloping onwards when the point is that this should never happen.

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