Earlier this week I complained about how it's become popular to throw a political spin on every Slashdot article, no matter how irrelevant the connection. This article illustrates that point perfectly. They took what could be a perfectly good story, and subsequent discussion, about a new audio format and turned it into a free-for-all on the evils of watermarking and how Sony is an enemy of fair use.
(Since when does Fair Use entitle you to a perfect digital copy of the source material, anyway? You can exercise your right of fair use by hooking right up to the analogue audio outputs on your CD player.)
I don't want to write another rant about how Slashdot is depressingly political. I just wanted to point out an example of exactly what's pissing me off this week.