Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 19:20 UTC
Legal "DRM is a lie. When an agenda driven DRM infection peddler gets on a soapbox and blathers about how it is necessary to protect the BMW payments of a producer who leeches off the talented, rest assured, they are lying to you. DRM has absolutely nothing to do with protecting content, it is about protecting the wallets of major corporations. The funny thing is they aren't protecting it from you, they are protecting it from each other."
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tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

It has nothing to do with piracy at all.

Uh, yeah, it does. Don't be disingenuous.

It does nothing to raise the cose of piracy

Of course it does. Most people have no idea how to duplicate a DVD, for example. There is therefore a knowledge cost associated with pirating that content.

- it does however violate the constitution of most democratic states, in that it limits constitutional rights.

Then fight it in court.

I know the american system is bOrked, but that doesn't mean the rest of the world should make our systems equally bOrked.

Yeah, the american system is so "bOrked" that it has the number 1 economy in the world and dominates the content industry. Wow, talk about "bOrked". The Eurosocialists would love to be in such a position.

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RenatoRam Member since:
2005-11-14

I don't know where you live, but where *I* live at least one person per workplace will have the *basic* knowledge required to copy whatever format you name.

It's not like you need to understand what you are doing: you just download a couple of tools and use them monkey-style.

And for those that are not able to do even that, there is always the option of buying burned dvds at the corner of the street.

In case you are wondering, I am not writing from Malaysia, I am writing from Italy :-)

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monodeldiablo Member since:
2005-07-06

The "Eurosocialists" are in just such a position. If you look at any comparitive economic ranking, the European Union and the US are in a dead heat. Besides, even if the US does have the largest economy in the world, I fail to see how that relates to our system of law. Last I checked, rights and freedoms have nothing at all to do with the size and buying power of one's economy.

Then fight it in court.

Now you're being disingenuous. No individual (with the exception of a very loaded few) has the monetary capacity to take on Big Content and fight all the way to the Supreme Court. Brushing off infringements on individual rights and liberties is a copout and a sign of weak citizenship.

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