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Re: [tlug] Patents gone wrong?
- Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 09:41:59 -0400
- From: Scott Robbins <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] Patents gone wrong?
- References: <AA0639A1EB70AE409130258CE7BDC318323612@example.com>
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 05:28:39PM +0900, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > > From what I hear though, it illegalizes a host of things a host of things that other long standing laws in the US protected. If half of what I hear is accurate, a single law that doesn't have much support among the general populous has overturned two hundred years of court rulings and written law. > > This may sound like an exageration, but the issue is not software alone. If you look at the big picture, it is getting pretty grim. > Which makes me think of the whole music downloading thing. I keep wondering how these people obtained so much power. I've never seen any one group have so much power to punish minor things outside of the IRS. (Sigh, and to think our revolution was supposedly about unjust taxation.) It's rather frightening. The IRS likes to, right around tax time, be sure that various stories get published, such as how they went after a 10 year old newspaper delivery boy who didn't pay taxes on his $200 annual income. Seems that the music industry has the same power. d Which segues nicely into Weird Al Yakovich's take on music downloading, "Don't Download This Song," which begins playing automatically on his myspace site. (Flash required) http://www.myspace.com/weirdal Still it's rather frightening. - -- Scott Robbins PGP keyID EB3467D6 ( 1B48 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 EB34 67D6 ) gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys EB3467D6 Xander: Are you ready to get down, you funky party weasel? -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.5 (FreeBSD) iD8DBQFE8E+n+lTVdes0Z9YRAuttAJ9D+IUEsxE29ELABWuUtGMfqst3aACdFCb1 LYCsFYHTGUeBDysl6JYCQoc= =h020 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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