Monday, June 12, 2006

DMCA article

This is a good article on what affect the DMCA has had on the electronics industry. I especially like the last paragraph:
Hollywood is good at telling stories. The one it has been screening in Washington—that music and movies will perish if the regulators don't kill the dangerous gizmos first—is powerful drama but has about as much basis in reality as Lord of the Rings. Killing off gizmos and subjecting technological development to the whims of federal regulators will ultimately hurt not just consumers but also tomorrow's creative industries—both technology and entertainment.
The article in full: IEEE Spectrum: Death by DMCA by Fred von Lohmann and Wendy Seltzer.

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