[Linux-aus] Re: Never mind the MyDoom crap, make some noise about this!
cs at zip.com.au
Tue Feb 10 11:14:01 UTC 2004
On 22:59 09 Feb 2004, Anthony Towns <aj at azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
| On Mon, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:26:29PM +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
| > On Mon, 9 Feb 2004 18:01, Anthony Towns wrote:
| > > I don't know what (a)'s about. Could be important, could be trivial.
| > End of any remaining sovreignty.
| *shrug* That's not Linux Australia's fight.
Well, it makes the second word in LA superfluous.
| > > (b)'s disappointing, but I don't think it affects Linux or Open
| > > Source at all.
| > They can clamp your FOSS project with essentially no evidence.
| If they've got the same terms as the US does, it requires ISPs to take
| down websites if they're violating copyright;
No. It requires ISPs to take stuff down if someone _claims_ that the site's
violating copyright. Yes, this is preemptive.
| that doesn't have any
| particular relevance to open source software, since we don't violate
You must have missed the SCO case. Isn't this EXACTLY what SCO have been
asserting about Linux itself for the past, oh, year?
| > > (c)'s disappointing at first glance, although the "public interest
| > > exception" could be interesting.
| > DMCA.au
| ...was passed in 1999 as the Digital Agenda act. Circumvention devices
| (read: open source DVD players) have been illegal since it came into
Yep, the the sole review of the exemptions in the US, late last year, was an
utter farce. You expect anything better here?
| > > (d)'s disappointing, but is negligibly different to just retaining
| > > the current term, which is effectively infinite anyway.
| > We need it to go the other way in order to be reasonable.
| *shrug* It'd be nice, but it's not going to happen any time soon.
Apathy's nice and comfortable, isn't it?
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743
The mark must be robust enough to survive MP3 transmission over the Internet,
but remain inaudible when played on the yet to be launched DVD-Audio players.
- the SDMI audio watermarkers literally ask for the impossible, since all
audio compressors aim to pass _only_ human perceptible data
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