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FAST hails copyright 'big stick'

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2002 7:54 pm
by eFrisky
wannabe Pirates beware hehe!

"With the proliferation of CD-Rewriters, illegal copying has now moved from far Eastern factories to the home – and now to the office."

And your thoughts, Ladies & Gents..?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2002 8:24 pm
by cfitz
I do believe in the general idea of protecting intellectual property rights, but I find it hard to work up much sympathy for the corporate criminals and mega media conglomerates who portray themselves as helpless victims and bribe legislators into passing laws such as this. And I really don't like to see organizations such as BSA and FAST, which are actually private business consortiums acting only in the self-interest of their members, being given what amounts to police powers. Will we soon see "officers" wearing Microsoft badges busting in the doors of ordinary citizens' homes? When did the people decide to cede control of their governments to private industry?

I know, I know. Nothing has really changed. The people never really did have control of the government - it has always been, and always will be, the case that those who have the money make the rules. Still, I would like to see more protection for consumers against the abusive practices of big business.


Nasty wake-up call for US Naval Academy Students...

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2002 9:27 am
by eFrisky ... index.html

I know that most of you still don't think the latest legislation and developments really affect you... but you may be surprised that they will, sooner rather than later.

Be careful if you have any music/films on PCs/drives/media etc. at University/College/Workplace. You will be presumed guilty until proven innocent; the laws are changing...