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Comment Re:So.... (Score 1) 307

Whether or not that's a good idea, it hardly qualifies as "Orwellian".

agreed... but

Software Secure Inc., based in Cambridge, Mass., developed the device with $1.1-million in seed money from Troy [University]. In return, the university gets the first 10,000 Securexams that the company produces. If it sells more than that, the university receives a share of the proceeds.

I bet the students are pretty psyched to see their tuition going towards spy camera development... with the students being the presumed targets of the cameras.
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Submission + - Britain's RIAA wants to charge for loud music

JaffaKREE writes: "Here you were, thinking the execs in the music industry couldn't get any more offensively idiotic, when some Brits come along and set a new standard for hubris. Yes, the UK-based Performing Rights Society — the Brit equivalent of ASCAP or BMI — wants to make listening to music loud enough for anyone else to hear an offense punishable by hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines." http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/oh-come-on/british-performing-rights-society-wants-to-outlaw-making-hearable-308873.php

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