Sound a lot like politicians. It's a sad fact that the skills you need to get to a position of power are not the ones you need when you are there.
(Adapted from the widely overused 'Footprints in the Sand' poem.)
One night I dreamed I was sitting in front of my computer next to Sony.
Many scenes of past contact with Sony products flickered across the screen.
In most scenes I noticed some form of DRM helping me managing my digital rights,
but in some there appeared to be none at all.
This bothered me because I couldn't understand why Sony wouldn't care for some of its intellectual properties.
Especially music CDs seemed to be completely unprotected. So I said to Sony,
"You promised me, that if I bought your products, you would always help me protect my digital rights.
But I have noticed that especially IP in dire need of protection, like music CDs, has had no protection at all.
Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?"
Sony replied, "The times when you didn't notice any kind of DRM, my child, is when I rootkited you."
And what exactly is the difference? A song costs me a dollar. and is easy to purchase (Amazon, iTunes,
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a) half of the readers hardly even read the headline before commenting, much less click on the link
b) the other half doesn't want to click through a 10 pages article cluttered with annoying ads
"As P2P file-sharing defendant Jammie Thomas prepares for her retrial this month, her lawyer has sough to have the main evidence against her thrown out. In its response, the recording industry says that the complaint is based on an "entirely fictional set of facts and law.""
I hate to say it — and this is in large part because iANAL — the RIAA's argument in TFA make sense. Some educated and spirited debate here would be appreciated in helping to dissect said argument — I really don't want the RIAA to win this case, if only because Mrs. Thomas-Rasset is a great example of standing up to corrupt big business.