so we all die horrible deaths..
or what a democrat would do: lower their taxes in exchange for silence..oh wait.
How is that statement racist? I think liberals have forgotten the meaning and just hurl ad homs as shaming language.
Ok, go trust 'the cloud' then and play the odds.. People like you are the reason this corporate/government oligarchy gets away with what it does.
Don't forget SaaS.. that's also bad DRM. It takes user control away thereby making their own livelihoods dependent on the continued existence and congruent interests of the vendor.
The types of businesses using that software would never pirate because the risk of losing their business to lawsuits is much more likely and punitive than it is to just pay the fees. The DRM just gets in the way of legitimate use solely to create artificial market segmentation (oh you want 1000 users AND the 'right' to save to a database? now it's suddenly $40000, instead of $4000 for the same product).
No. Not piracy. Reality. They want a business model that no longer applies to current realities, so they want the government to prop them up. Fuck that. It's time for those 'super stars' to realize they're not worth the millions of dollars they're paid..
Really? The democrats are in bed with the industry...I am sure he has voted yes for a bunch of that law.
Another way to look at it: it attempts to withhold the key from the legitimate user, while the pirate has the skills (or a crack written by someone who does) to strip it away.
No. Since it's beaten eventually. DRM's not even about making the initial sales anymore.. It's about retaining control, post-sale, as a means to rake in even more cash, by protecting their future, inferior products from being trampled by their existing ones. If a useful feature becomes a problem for their new/current business model, it gets removed and the users are shit out of luck. MMO/SaaS is DRM just like the the most invasive versions of starforce, TAGES, or safedisc. Fuck them all.
Trust may not sell copies, but DRM destroys trust, both in the vendor, and in the product's availability post-purchase.
Hot chicks aren't on slashdot unless they're being paid to post.
So the only way to have rights in this country is to be rich? We're free until someone starts buying off the government while someone else grows its size and scope.
Yup.. gays are being used to push a pro centralist governmental policy, and they're not the only group abused in this way.
Basically that's what happens anywhere the games are held.. local businesses get trampled for the sake of the big sponsors with the 'official olympic' products.
If that's what's happening, then yes, it's wrong.
Why should anyone have to like someone? Maybe gay people should quit demanding entitlements on others' opinions. Gay athletes, their sponsors, as well as anyone in the would-be audience are free to not attend the games because of the russian government's official position on gays. It boils down to which the athlete thinks is more important: his athletic career or his support of identity politics. That said, the russian government has claimed that the athletes will not be hassled. This is probably a reasonable bet since the ONC is very pro left/PC, and the russians want the economic benefits that come with hosting.
Frankly, I wish the ONC stayed as apolitical as possible and focused on having the best athletes compete, regardless of race, gender, sexual behavior or any other irrelevant attribute.. of course, they don't, and that's why the games are compromised... in the name of 'equality' of course.