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Apple says you can't have freedom because you might be clumsy, evil, and a drug dealer

Submitted by JohnSullivan on Thu, 2009-07-30 14:33

Apple's lawyers, led by David L. Hayes of Fenwick & West LLP, claimed in comments submitted to the US Copyright Office that the Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) system on the iPhone is necessary to combat drug dealers, safeguard the cell phone network, and prevent you from hurting yourself.

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Day 18 -- DMCA

Submitted by mattl on Tue, 2008-12-23 12:42

As we mentioned briefly yesterday -- we should never forget that Adobe used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to have a Russian programmer, Dmitry Sklyarov, arrested and imprisoned. His "crime"? Distributing a product designed to remove locks from eBooks so that they could be fully used like regular books.

Topic:  dmca adobe

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Canadians! Fight the DMCA!

Submitted by mattl on Tue, 2008-06-17 11:22

RIAA Announces Plans to Sue More College Students

Submitted by Gregory Heller on Thu, 2007-03-01 08:27

The RIAA has announced that they plan to sue more students by sending letters to 13 colleges and universities. They plan to send the schools lists of IP addresses and want the schools to turn over the names of the students and pass the notice of intent to sue on to the students. All this before a suit or subpoena has been filed.

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