[SATLUG] man arrested for copying own CD's

Alex Bartonek bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 1 21:06:52 CST 2008


yea but thats not a backdoor that MS put in Windows.


--- John C <satlugacct at jchampion.com> wrote:

> two things here:
> 
> 1) the entertainment industry is simply trying to
> mirror the software
> industry. the software industry was successful in
> getting congress to
> come up with these hokey laws that say that every
> computer in a
> household must have a different paid license.
> well...the entertainment
> industry is trying to do the same thing. they want
> you to purchase one
> copy for your home stereo, one copy for your car,
> one copy for your
> wife's car, one copy for your mp3 player, one copy
> for your pc, etc...
> 
> you see...there was a built-in secondary profit
> before digital copies
> became so readily available. how many times did you
> used to buy a copy
> of a cassette, play it in your car, have it stolen,
> or ruined and then
> walked back into the store to buy another copy? this
> is what has hurt
> the industry. people are buying and copying their
> own purchases and the
> industry is losing out on these secondary purchases.
> 
> i know this isn't the whole story behind it but it
> explains some of the
> motivation i'm sure.
> 
> 2) there was an article on wired magazine a couple
> of months ago
> regarding a backdoor that was discovered in the ISO
> encryption standard
> being pushed by the NSA. you can read it here:
> 
>
http://www.wired.com/politics/security/commentary/securitymatters/2007/11/securitymatters_1115
> 
> if you use adobe cs products for web development,
> there is a backdoor
> that is routing traffic to 2o7.net (Omniture). it is
> believed that this
> how adobe is tracking product use. you can read the
> slashdot story here:
> 
>
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/29/2120202&from=rss
> 
> in short...always on broadband connections are what
> the software
> industry has long pushed for. some of you may recall
> that microsoft was
> one of the first investors road runner. and if you
> go all the way back
> to win95, there have been technically literates who
> have caught windows
> products phoning home.
> 
> real products phone home. in fact, almost all
> windows products phone
> home as companies try to figure out how to create
> secondary revenue
> streams. they can sell your data to marketers and
> profit.
> 
> are they doing this? i have no idea but it does
> sound plausible...and no
> tin foil hats were harmed in the constructions of
> this reply  :)
> 
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