[Linux-aus] Re: DMCA on slashdot

Robert Golding robert.golding at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 16:33:02 UTC 2006

On 7/7/06, Janet Hawtin <lucychili at internode.on.net> wrote:
> Hi folks
> For those of you who don't delve in the political section of slashdot
> the DMCA issue has been raised there. The post is short but some of the
> discussion is interesting.
> http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/06/054240
> Janet
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1) Lots of people say "How awful" then won't sign the petition, it's
all too "technical" for them and "only affects geeks" :-(

2) "It won't affect me, I'll still be able to pirate it if I have to"
How many times have you that or similar?  Generally MS fan boys.

3) Not to mention the huge amount of average types who have no idea
anyway and JUST DON"T CARE!

Looks as though the only way to legally listen to, and watch, media
will be on MS or TV/Radio :-)

Funny really, every "pirate" I know of is a Windows user, yet Linux is
perceived as the OS of choice for "pirates" by the sheep, er, general
public, if they have even heard of it.

Regards,	Robert

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