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[News] The Importance of Web Neutrality and the Madness of DRM Exemplified

  • Subject: [News] The Importance of Web Neutrality and the Madness of DRM Exemplified
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 22:43:01 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Net Neutrality Means No More iPhones

,----[ Quote ]
| The Reason Foundation releases my policy 
| brief today looking at the effect network 
| neutrality regulation will have on wireless 
| applications and services.
| Much has been written about the deleterious 
| effect that regulating network management 
| would have on broadband investment and 
| innovation, and when applied to wireless, 
| which is what FCC Chairman Julius 
| Genachowski proposes to do, problems would 
| only get worse.


Bioshock 2 Pirated: No Wonder They Went Mad With DRM

,----[ Quote ]
| We wonder why every publisher freaks out 
| about digital protection. Cmon, they have 
| their reasoning! Even though there are 
| better methods that could be enacted, i 
| think not wanting to have your hard work 
| yanked from you by a couple dweebs with 
| advance copies is a completely valid 
| arguement. Of course, I am not painting 
| myself as The Holy Jesus of Video Games. I 
| definitely dabble in the illegal file 
| sharing world as well, no doubt about it. 
| All Iâm saying is, would you rip off a 
| hardworking development team who put so 
| much blood sweat and tears into their 
| product before they even get a chance to 



The iPad is DRM doom, says DRM doom group

,----[ Quote ]
| That said, I donât like DRM, but I dislike
| the Free Software Foundation (FSF, the
| actual people behind this âprotestâ) even
| less. Whereas the area of software patents
| needs urgent reform and the concept of fair
| use needs to be defined and codified, these
| folks want all software to be âfree,â a
| slippery concept that they describe as
| âfree as in free speech, not as in free
| beer.â

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