Posts tagged “copyright”

Fighting Pirates

Great quote in an article at Gizmodo on the futility of enforcing copyright law: According to blueprints from the Acme Company, the MPAA will next attempt to mount a large red rocket and light its fuse while aiming it at the place where the Malaysian movie pirates are eating strategically placed birdseed.


The First Amendment v. The Digital Millenium Copyright Act On January 20, 2000, United States District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan … issued a preliminary injunction … prohibiting the defendants from distributing computer code for reading encrypted DVDs. If code that can be directly compiled and executed may be suppressed under the DMCA, as Judge Kaplan

content protection

Beauty is Truth I just stumbled upon an excellent discourse about What’s Wrong With Content Protection. This should be required reading for anyone who creates anything – writing, music, programming, paintings, film, anything. This means YOU. Go. Now. Read it. link via BrainLog

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