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Sunday, September 26, 2004

New Scientist almost gets it 

There’s an interesting article in the New Scientist about the dangers of intellectual property extremism. As it rightly notes...

There are some things in life we take for granted. Among them are the ability to lend each other books, record TV programmes, back up expensive computer programs, and sell on our old CDs when we've got tired of them. That could change. New technologies are giving copyright owners the power to control the time and place we can view or play digital versions of music, films and text so tightly that we run the risk of losing these rights altogether.

But to read the article at the New Scientist web site, you'll need to subscribe.


Blogger Michael said...

Having to subscribe to a web site in order to read its content is not nearly as onerous as the limiting terms you cite in the article. In fact, the small payment for subscribing over the web may afford far more access than a paper copy. Your search for irony in this example is unfounded.

- - - - - 09 May, 2005 04:36  
Anonymous Live Order taking said...

Looking at the rampant piracy prevalent in the world, quite ahead to think that this could be possible. Still dream on and wish, at least for the companies' sake.

- - - - - 25 May, 2006 00:18  
Anonymous Hidden smileys said...

Piracy is so difficult to overcome. Its gonna be amilestone day when soemthing that can control it is made. People alwasy find some or the other way to save their money, or earn some.

- - - - - 29 July, 2006 01:52  

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