Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Apr 2010 18:48 UTC
Legal Another article on intellectual property enforcement? Yes, since I consider this to be the most important struggle technology has to face over the coming decade. We already know that content providers don't care one bit about hard-fought concepts like freedom and privacy, but the joint proposals by the RIAA and MPAA to the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator really blew my brains out: monitoring software installed on people's computers, border inspections - it's all there, and then some.
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Call to arms
by Leroy on Thu 15th Apr 2010 19:03 UTC
Leroy
Member since:
2006-07-06

Get the Tea Party riled up by saying that RIAA/MPAA is a government agency out to raise taxes on music and movies. Illegal search and seizure!

The "paranoid government conspiracy freaks" will jump all over the "install software monitoring checks".

And.. The rest of us sane, technically enlightened folk will just say no.

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RE: Call to arms
by t3RRa on Thu 15th Apr 2010 19:20 in reply to "Call to arms"
t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

"install software monitoring checks"

that reminds me of China and South Korea filter out internet contents and things. Isn't that a thing that people outside of those countries blame them for? Do they want to control people like their own lab rats? I wonder if by themselves actually they do not infringe any IP at all.

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RE[2]: Call to arms
by Laue on Thu 15th Apr 2010 20:29 in reply to "RE: Call to arms"
Laue Member since:
2010-04-03

...and in France yet : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haute_autorit%C3%A9_pour_la_di... (Yep, France, an European country !)

And funier : http://www.hadopi.fr/

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RE[2]: Call to arms
by neticspace on Thu 15th Apr 2010 22:10 in reply to "RE: Call to arms"
neticspace Member since:
2009-06-09

that reminds me of China and South Korea filter out internet contents and things.


As for South Korea, the South Korean president endorsed the internet filter despite he is infamous for NOT USING COMPUTERS.

This is why the president's nickname is 2MB: semi-initial for his name and humorous rumors tell that his brain has only 2 MB of storage like an old school Commodore 64.

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RE: Call to arms
by Phloptical on Thu 15th Apr 2010 23:46 in reply to "Call to arms"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

You mean get the Republicans riled up? Don't think so, they live for this draconian rule too. Their paychecks come from the same source as the dems.....corporations.

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RE: Call to arms
by yossarianuk on Sun 18th Apr 2010 11:11 in reply to "Call to arms"
yossarianuk Member since:
2009-04-01

The Tea party crowd only ever get upset about things that are immoral and right wing - i.e - the belief in evolution are black rights. They do inspire violence towards members of the government - I for one hope the FBI are deeply rooted in their members and are watching them closely (as they are the biggest threat to democracy in America)


i.e : they won't get upset about something sensible like this - Also the Tea party crowd usually stand for business interests (Fox news/republican party) not for something that is actually moral.

One last thing I do not get is that the T parties who are pretty much entirely Republican supporters even though the biggest destruction of America's civil liberties again and again are the Republican party.

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