[Community_studios] BPDG lets the "snake out of the bag" . . . . .
tompoe at renonevada.net
Thu May 23 19:40:33 EDT 2002
Hi: Cory Doctorow, marketing consultant extraordinaire, has filed this piece
for our reading pleasure:
"The report shows that this ADC regulation is part of a larger agenda. The
first piece of that agenda, a mandate that would give Hollywood a veto over
digital television technology, is weeks away from coming to fruition.
Hollywood also proposes a radical redesign of the Internet to assist in
controlling the distribution of copyrighted works."
- - - -another:
"This three-part agenda -- controlling digital media devices, controlling
analog converters, controlling the Internet -- is a frightening peek at
Hollywood's vision of the future."
- - - and more:
"If ADCs [contained in all digital devices to convert analog to digital] are
constrained from performing analog-to-digital conversion of all watermarked
copyrighted works, you might end up with a cellphone that switches itself off
when you get within range of the copyrighted music on your stereo; a
camcorder that refuses to store your child's first steps because he is taking
them within eyeshot of a television playing a copyrighted cartoon; a camera
that won't snap your holiday moments if they take place against the
copyrighted backdrop of a chain store such as Starbucks, which forbids
on-premises photography because its fixtures are proprietary works."
- - - - - Go Read It!
He talks about what this means, this "outlawing" of ADC's. You see, if ADC's
are interchangeable, that means those found in scientific equipment also
"have to be sacrificed", for who knows, if one of those ADC's is removed and
placed in someone's entertainment device, the whole Entertainment Industry
will collapse! Right?
A marvelous, succinct, informative, realistic picture of what the BPDG is
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