[olug] Why I no longer care about Disney.
Timothy G. O'Brien
irishmasms at netscape.net
Fri Jun 7 00:51:37 UTC 2002
Why? because our country & world are populated by "sheeple", who do not care.
I for one have not purchased any DVD's, and have only gone to the movies once or twice in the last year - one of those was at the Dundee. Also, I do not partake in any fast "food" establishments; and try not to purchase corp food products.
I have tried talking to friends & family on this issue - most do not want to hear about it or dismiss my "Konspiricy" Xfiles theorys. So I follow the issue as best I can, and try to do what I can.
David Walker <linux_user at grax.com> wrote:
>I find it unacceptable that the movie industry should so blatantly go about
>trying to censor the artistic creations of computer programmers while being
>so anti-censorship themselves. A piece of computer source code that depicts
>how to copy a DVD movie you legitimately purchased is an evil thing to be put
>down while a piece of celluloid demonstrating drug use, terrorism, murder
>sprees, how to defeat a murder rap, and other crimes is a celebrated artistic
>work protected by our rights to freedom of expression.
>The software industry has spent the last 20 years looking at copy protection
>and they have come to the conclusion that it does not work. Why should the
>movie industry expect the software industry to suddenly make it work just
>because it is legally mandated?
>I don't buy it:
>I have cut back my movie watching extremely just because of their actions in
>these matters. I used to purchase a DVD weekly but I have't purchased one in
>months. I rarely go to movies purely because that money goes to support the
>Stolen from the public and then sold back for a profit:
>These people have been manipulating congress for most of this century,
>hijacking material that would go into the public domain for their own private
>gain. 28 years used to be the maximum copyright protection. Certainly long
>enough to make incredible sums of money from a project. Star Wars: A New
>Hope isn't even 28 years old yet.
>(In case you can't tell this is a topic I follow closely)
>On Thursday 06 June 2002 03:18 pm, Jonathan Warren wrote:
>> I really can't beleive the power we allow influencal people to exhort over
>> our goverment. I am happy to see the resistane that the online press is
>> putting up on these issues I just wish the general public had a better
>> understanding of computers, digital copyright, freespeach, and the 2nd
>> amendment. Ok the last one is unrelated but I still wish people knew there
>> rights as americans and would fight more to protect them.
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