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A Working Economy Without DRM?

Quiberon You introduce a 'service' component (686 comments)

There's a couple of things that you clearly should not allow the possessor to duplicate; 'dollar bills', and 'theater tickets'. From there on, things get less clear. Bands can (if they are good) make a living playing concerts; and there's no reason why the 'traditional' copyright laws should fail to hold. DRM (and criminalisation such as the DMCA) strengthens the position of the rights-holders to the detriment of everybody else; to the point where I can't reasonably allow DRM material in the house, in case I commit a crime with it.

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Quiberon Quiberon writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Quiberon (633716) writes "Here BBC News Technology they are fretting about the number of people that rely on free (beer) Windows anti-virus software, and whether it improves or weakens their security.

So, my question. "If you are going to rely on free (beer) antivirus for Microsoft Windows, then would you do just as well to rely on Free (freedom) Linux software instead ?"

Assuming you get the guarantee that you pay for, then if you don't fork over any money then you won't get any guarantee in either case.

And how about the future ?"

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Linux loves Windows --- for Valentine's Day

Quiberon Quiberon writes  |  more than 9 years ago Pile of torrents at http://home.btconnect.com/chrisandcarolyn/torrents/ all being Live Linux CDs set up with QEMU open-source PC emulator so they do http://home.btconnect.com/chrisandcarolyn/suse-for-windows.png and http://home.btconnect.com/chrisandcarolyn/santaspecial.png and so on if you autorun them under Windows. May need to register at http://linuxtracker.org/ to torrent them. Instructions for building at http://www.ofset.org:8080/freeduc-doc/11

Anyone wanting to run a story along the lines of "Free Linux with every Windows", or "What do you get if you cross ..." is most welcome to do so.

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