[kwlug-disc] are you going to be a criminal?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Jun 4 23:36:04 EDT 2010

Lori Paniak wrote, On 06/04/2010 11:24 PM:
> but they don't have a right to maximize profit.

Of course they do. You want to see their content? They'll permit you 
to, but only under their 'licensing' terms. If you don't like their 
terms, you don't get to watch the content.

That's their right.

Of course they have the right to maximize profit - it's part of the 
point of having a business or product.

That's part of the point of the bill - people breaking their 
protection mechanisms, against the minimal rights they're willing to 
provide in what they sell.

Fair use has nothing to do with this.

Part of the points of contention here, and in many other areas, is no 
reasonable person would expect certain things, but as soon as they 
crack open the shrinkwrap ...

Like buying a piece of poor software ... there's no redress. No 
holding to account. But buy a toaster that doesn't toast ...

Why is the content industry, including software, held to different 
standards. How the heck did we get here?

In Canada, we hold that we can take that content and back it up to 
different media. Industry holds a different view, and wants to take 
that right away.

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