Rule 1: Pillage, then burn.
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What, the extension that restores the original functionality doesn't count as a "way to restore the stripped functionality"? And saying "adding features I don't like counts as making your product less functional" is kind of cheating.
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The flaw involves Windows' system for managing user security levels, User Account Control (UAC), which was introduced with Vista. UAC is designed to limit the damage that can be caused by mass attacks such as worms by giving standard users limited privileges, a practice common with other operating systems."
1) Drop DRM on iTunes for independent artists.
2) Drop DRM on iTunes for Disney movies and video.
3) Take a public stand against DRM and legislation mandating DRM by funding a campaign to repeal the Digital Millenium Copyright Act's (DMCA) prohibitions."
"in an interview with The Times, one of its chief architects said that because of anti-piracy protection granted to the Hollywood studios, Vista would not play HD-DVD and Blu-ray Discs on certain PCs.Virtually none of the PCs that use a digital connection have HDCP. Its up to the content providers to set the level of protection that Vista applies, but theyre likely to be pretty firm on the need to use high-definition content protection [HDCP] when using a digital connection, Mr Marsh said. At the moment HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs certainly require such protection. "
What won't you be able to do today?"
"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to create a new exception to copyright law that gives individuals the right to create a private copy of copyrighted materials for their own personal use, including back-ups, archiving and shifting format."
The UK Prime Minister's office has now responded with an encouraging:
As you may be aware, in December 2005 the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, announced that there would be a review of the intellectual property framework in the UK, led by Andrew Gowers.
The findings of this review have now been published and recommend the introduction of a private copying exception for the purposes of format shifting. This would allow individuals to copy music which they have legally bought on compact disc onto an MP3 player without infringing copyright.
"The Government welcomes this recommendation and is currently considering how such an exception should be created in UK law.
So here is a case of a state legislator, who blew a