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Re: [APD] Off-Topic RIAA
Liz Wilhite wrote:
> Nice thought. I had that thought once. Then I moved to a country with the
> Patriot Act and legislation authored by the RIAA. Oddly enough, I moved
> without changing addresses.
The saddest thing about the legislation that the RIAA and MPAA have been
able to push is not their draconian nature, and their limitations on
fair-use. The worst thing is that the DMCA has literally handed over the
ability to enact new copyright restrictions to these private industries.
By making it illegal to use any copyrighted material that the author has
attempted to block usage of, Congress effectively said, it is illegal to
do anything with any movie or song that was not approved by the RIAA or
The new Blu-Ray players are rumored to have a mechanism to disable all
of your movies if the MPAA finds out that someone has cracked whatever
encryption they have used to protect their movies. So, some guy in
Brazil cracks Blu-Ray movies and presto, you have to replace your movie
collection. God bless the USA.
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