Linked by David Adams on Wed 7th Jul 2010 19:09 UTC
Apple A Forbes article notices that while the iPad's reception from the public and the mainstream press has been overwhelmingly positive, the prevailing sentiment among some alpha geeks has been negative to the extreme. The conclusion, of course, is that these people aren't reacting to what the iPad is, but rather what it represents: a violation of the ethos of the personal computer. The author of the Forbes article concludes that much of the anti-iPad vitriol is hyperbole, and doesn't help advance the cause. It's a thought-provoking question.
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Manish
Member since:
2009-12-18

Apple voiding one's warranty for jailbraking is remotely rational but federal criminal charges applied through the DMCA for jailbreaking; absolute madness.


Federal criminal charges? That takes it just too far.

Thanks God! DMCA isn't global and I don't know any other country which has copy-protection laws which includes criminal charges. Atleast not in Asia AFAIK

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Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

Canada is working on getting it.

Bill C-32

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Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

But at least it is not as bad, it even have some good parts. Currently, having a PVR in Canada is a crime, it wont be anymore. There is a lot of small suitabilities like that, and it does not use the American one.

The current legal state of downloading "stolen" material is not clear, so copyright holder can do plenty of FUD about it. It is nor legal nor illegal, so it is just strange.

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bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

Thanks God! DMCA isn't global and I don't know any other country which has copy-protection laws which includes criminal charges. Atleast not in Asia AFAIK


There is one scary master plan to extend it worldwide: ACTA.
And at least Korea and Singapore are Asian involved parties in it.
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counterfeiting_Trade_Agreement )

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