The Major Metropolitan Dallas News tells its readers how to use BitTorrent to
share

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| I have a feeling you've already jumped to conclusions, but this was a
| FAVORABLE article. That's correct a FAVORABLE article to the masses about
| BitTorrent.
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http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1005763

Why not? What about Linux? Is there something morally wrong with sharing? Must
it be assumed that all sharing is illegal? That YouTube is just "piracy"?

Swiss DMCA coming down -- 50,000 signatures needed to unmake it

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| Who cares about about Swiss copyright laws? Nobody it seems, not even Swiss
| citizens.
|
| On the 5th of October 2007, the Swiss law makers adopted a new law to comply
| with the WIPO treaties. Thanks to the entertainment lobbies, apart from
| criminalizing DRM circumvention devices, you can now win a one year visit in
| jail if you share a copyrighted file on a P2P network.
|
| Did anybody hear about this new law ? No. Not even Swiss citizens. The media
| is quiet about this.
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http://www.boingboing.net/2007/11/28...coming-do.html

Illegalising DVD playback in Linux in more places? Is the 'retired' Billy
Gates /still/ going around the world lobbying for this?


Yesterday

Canada's coming DMCA will be the worst copyright yet

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| Gear up for a fight in the New Year. The American record labels, in
| particular, are said to be well organised and ready to push this through on a
| fast track (even though they've abandoned DRM in the rest of the world, they
| view Canada as a weak sister they can push around). *
|
| If this law passes, it will mean that as soon as a device has any
| anti-copying stuff in it (say, a Vista PC, a set-top cable box, a console, an
| iPod, a Kindle, etc), it will be illegal for Canadians to modify it, improve
| it, or make products that interact with it unless they have permission from
| the (almost always US-based) manufacturer. * *
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http://www.boingboing.net/2007/11/27...ming-dmca.html


Related:

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| * From: * Richard Rasker
| * Newsgroups: * comp.os.linux.advocacy
| * Subject: * Gates' lobby for mandatory MS-DRM in Russia
| * Date: * Wed, 08 Nov 2006 20:57:15 +0100
|
| Well well, the exponent of Capitalism just paid a little visit to the
| remnants of communism - on a subject they're both all to familiar with:
| repression:
|
| http://www.kommersant.com/p719683/r_528/
|
| *"A source that deals with the company said unofficially that Gates
| *proposed Microsoft's Digital Rights Management technology as a national
| *standard to fight piracy at the governmental level."
|
| Yeah, in their dreams ...
|
| *"That system allows for complete control over the use of the digital
| *content of Microsoft products."
|
| Now you guess *who* has this "complete control" ...
|
| *"If the state makes Microsoft's DRM mandatory, life will be much harder
| *for users and sellers of illegal software."
|
| ... and if this means that Linux users lose access all sorts of internet
| media it's just an "unfortunate side effect"? Or should Linux perhaps be
| outlawed altogether, as it can't legally support MS-DRM?
|
| Ah well, we all know it: listening to Microsoft amounts to digging your
| own grave.
|
| Richard Rasker
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