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I violated the DMCA today!

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opt513
Sep. 30th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
I was of the impression that it didn't actually take much to do that. Am I wrong?
brentdax
Oct. 1st, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
It does take an intentional act, at least to violate it the way I did. (I stripped the DRM off a few protected Windows Media files so I could import them into iTunes and put them on my iPod.)
shamess_the_elf
Sep. 30th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
Doesn't everyone?

Tsk.
izuko
Oct. 1st, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
About the only reason I'm not opposing our Democrat congressman. Granted, it's not perfect, but it's a start.

Now, if only we could get Bush to declare a Global War on Spam.
opt513
Oct. 1st, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
I don't think spam is gonna be outlawed anymore than alcohol is. Or was. I mean, they could try, but I don't see it working.
izuko
Oct. 1st, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
Not a problem at all. I'll even build the gallows.

The difference between spam and alcohol is that people wanted alcohol. It was demand driven, not supply driven.
opt513
Oct. 1st, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
Well, there's definitely a point to that. Swift, severe punishments, in theory, will eventually put an end to anything, and it's not like anyone wants to get spammed.

Still, it seems to me like the supply is hopelessly vast. Up there with oxygen and stupidity.
izuko
Oct. 1st, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
As long as there are a finite number of people in the world, you can get a handle on it. And with today's materials engineering, you won't even have to change the blade as often.
brentdax
Oct. 1st, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
Now, if only we could get Bush to declare a Global War on Spam.

Considering the results of various presidents' Wars on Terror, Poverty, and Drugs, I'm afraid that a War on Spam would create more problems than it solved.
southernbeatnik
Oct. 1st, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
I violated the DMCA today!


Only four songs? Quit slacking!
brentdax
Oct. 1st, 2006 05:07 am (UTC)
Well, the breast cancer benefit thingy at the supermarket only gave us four free Windows Media songs, so...
ext_880
Oct. 3rd, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
So we're really looking at 100% DRM stripping.
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