[kwlug-disc] are you going to be a criminal?
shane.msg at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 22:38:10 EDT 2010
Commerce. Commerce. If you smash it with a ball peen hammer or with anything else there is a good chance you or someone else will have to buy another to replace it. Just tinkering with the bits won't guarantee that.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
From: "Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account)" <aklists at mixdown.ca>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 21:38:44
To: <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] are you going to be a criminal?
On Thursday, June 03, 2010 05:34:52 pm Chris Frey wrote:
> Rather, remove the whole idea of digital locks being legally enforcable in
> the first place.
> Digital locks enforced by law are the equivalent of a two-class copyright
> system. Those that make the locks make the rules, regardless of how
> balanced the rest of the copyright act is.
I agree. Breaking a digital lock should be no different than breaking a
physical lock. If I happen to own the door that I'm breaking the lock on,
nobody should be tapping me on the shoulder.
There's no argument over who owns the DVD. Or television. Or phone. It's mine.
If I want to smash it with a ball-peen hammer, nobody is going to stop me. Why
should tinkering with the bits be any different?
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