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BSAtHome (455370) writes "A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail, being very frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her Kindle. Without notice. Without explanation. This is DRM at it’s worst." Link to Original Source top
Belgian rightsholders group wants to charge libraries for READING BOOKS TO KIDS
BSAtHome (455370) writes "People with a healthy interest in fundamental freedoms and basic human rights have probably heard about SABAM, the Belgian collecting society for music royalties, which has become one of the global poster children for how outrageously out of touch with reality certain rightsholders groups appear to be....
This morning, word got out in Belgian media that SABAM is spending time and resources to contact local libraries across the nation, warning them that they will start charging fees because the libraries engage volunteers to read books to kids.
BSAtHome (455370) writes "Since we now are seeing Big Brother legislation like the draconian one just passed in Sweden more often all the time, I am wondering when Slashdot will redirect http to https instead of the other way around like it is currently. All sites should start redirecting as much as possible to SSL for obvious reasons. Can the Slashdot community start a revolution and a coordinated email campaign to all sites they visit? Is it possible to push the use of transport encryption to a point where packet sniffing for content is not worth the trouble, even for the secret services of any country? Can the internet community go from "talking about using transport encryption" to actually using it for everything?"