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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Oh here we go
by kurgan2001 on Thu 15th Apr 2010 19:52 UTC
kurgan2001
Member since:
2008-12-31

The mpaa, riaa, and the like are idiots. Unfortunately our president is likely to side with them .. I hate politics and politicians. They're all two-faced greedy SOBs and you can bet that if this does happen (hopefully not) you'll see Obama voted out.

If this crap actually comes to pass you can bet your ass I'll be leaving the country because the 'land of the free' turned into the 'land of copyright monitoring' .. unfortunately not to Canada .. I hate the cold. Spain would work though.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

He had the audacity to try and bring your health-care into the 20th century; if that doesn't get him voted out and starting a war didn't get the previous administration voted out then a little thing like gross privacy violation won't cause any concerns.

I'm sure some will point and laugh at this particular news item but with your poor policy choices often effecting us across the norther border; I can only shake my head in pessimistic dread for how much of this will make it through if not all.

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kurgan2001 Member since:
2008-12-31

I'm all for health care, but not health care they're going to ram down my throat and tell me I HAVE TO GET. Having a public option would've been fine, but making it MANDATORY with a penalty if you can't get it?

That's what I didn't like.

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bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

We didn't get socialized healthcare.

We got mandatory corporate healthcare, as opposed to optional corporate healthcare.

http://my.opera.com/bhtooefr/blog/why-theres-so-much-backlash-again...

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RE: Oh here we go
by robojerk on Thu 15th Apr 2010 20:33 in reply to "Oh here we go"
robojerk Member since:
2006-01-10