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The Joyfulness of the Copyright Kings

February 26, 2010 6:42:28.953

The more I read about ACTA, and the other things that the RIAA, MPAA, BSA (et. al.) are up to, the more I realize that they want us to live in a thinly gilded cage of severely restricted choices. Consider:

University of Edinburgh law lecturer Andres Guadamuz wrote a blog entry this week highlighting some particularly troubling aspects of the IIPA's 301 recommendations. The organization has condemned Indonesia and several other countries for encouraging government adoption of open source software. According to the IIPA, official government endorsements of open source software create "trade barriers" and restrict "equitable market access" for software companies.

Right. Where "trade barriers" means "wahhhhh - these people have choices!". That's not what they want; they want a future of locked down content controlled by a small group of cooperating vendors.

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