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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · January
· · · · 28 (2 entries)

DRM News · A week with­out some DRM fight­back is like a week with­out sun­shine, which we’ve just had sev­en or eight of here in Van­cou­ver, so let’s load up and blaze away. First, Si­mon Phipps has a re­al­ly first-rate rant; he starts by build­ing a re­al­ly good metaphor on the Paris and Nürnberg sub­way sys­tem­s, and goes from there. Se­cond, grounds for hope: this EFF re­port from Wash­ing­ton cov­ers what hap­pens when the law­mak­ers ac­tu­al­ly en­counter DRM them­selves. Let me put it this way: the time­frame avail­able to the DRM ban­di­tos to get their abu­sive laws passed is grow­ing short­er and short­er.
 
Western Alienation · [Canadians-only post; oth­ers can move right along.] So, now that we have a Con­ser­va­tive gov­ern­ment and a Prime Min­is­ter from Al­ber­ta, we can do away with this crap where the Toronto-Montréal hock­ey game is in high-def but the Edmonton-Vancouver game is in POFT (plain old fuzzy TV), right?
 
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