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Ask Slashdot: Copy Protection Advice For ~$10k Software?

eiapoce slut (635 comments)

So you are willing to turn your program into the equivalent of a cheap slut looking for framing some rich guy into a rape lawsuit? Isn't this illegal in the U.S?

more than 2 years ago
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Military Drone Attacks Are Not 'Hostile'

eiapoce Re:precedent (892 comments)

We are in Libya at the request of the Libyan people to prevent a humanitarian disaster. Obama may have slipped up on the technicalities, but the technicalities are only being brought up now because of politics. The cause is a just one.

The ignorance is driving you. Let's clear things up:
YOU (The U.S.A.) ARE IN LYBIA BECAUSE NOONE WANTS THE SOLE FRENCH TO CONTROL PETROLIUM

Just in case you didn't notice France has recently lose control of Tunisia, control that was being exerted through the local dictator. Sarkosy was also undermined in polls by the real political right. As soon as the situation for intervention in Libya was created ad hoc and contracts were signed for petrol with the insurgents France sent airforce into bombardments. In this way the "great" man hopes to gain access to petrol and you know there's nothing like war to keep the ass on the chair of command.

Nevermind this has come as great damage to my country, Italy, where despite the controversies our prime minister already signed some multimillion contracts with Queddafi to boost our declining economy.

In all of this scheme Italians and Germans called for NATO (and US) intervention because they didn't want France to get cheap petrol at our expenses, UK indeed cooperated from the start maybe because of some under the desk agreement. As most of the warmongers already found a new equilibrium for the income of the rape of Libya the operation goes on.... and it will still be going because despite the news you are feeded with the western population is actually with Queddafi and noone of the warmongers want a real intervenction (army, soldiers, tanks etc.) in a war situation.

Putin clearly defined the situation here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvP3BW21VWU - An I tend to agree. Ask yourself a question: how would American patriots feel if Mexico and Canada bombarded using the The Rodney King riots as a pretext?

more than 3 years ago
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British Student Faces Extradition To US Over Copyright

eiapoce Re:and russian pies get deported freely (340 comments)

Extradition doesn't mean jail. [...]

Won't know until the case has been tried. Nice jumping to conclusions.

Extradition in civilized countries is for already known criminals... and it means loss of freedom, so fuck the innocent until proven guilty principle. I hope people with a limited grasp of basic human rights like you get extradited to China or Iran. Those are the places that generally apply as much human rights to their people as the USA reserve for those infringing copyrights. Fortunately there you won't even have to pay a arm and leg for the lawyers!

more than 3 years ago
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Google Sends Repeat Infringers To Copyright School

eiapoce Content was hammered in our brains without consent (182 comments)

News from a future newspaper: “A man was stopped yesterday at the boarder of Italy and France, his computer was scanned and pirated material was found, mostly Adobe software and songs by Beatles. The man was arrested at the spot”

From a poem to a drug, from an piece of software to a music record and from a film to a book, everything that’s famous and profitable, owns much of its economic value to the manipulation of the Multitudes. People haven’t asked to know what the Coca-Cola logo looks like, neither have they asked for the melody of “Like a Virgin”. Education, Media and Propaganda teach all that the hard way; by either hammering it on our brains or by speculating over our thirst, our hunger, our need for communication and fun and most of all, over our loneliness and despair. In the days of Internet, what can be copied can be also shared. When it comes to content, we can give everything to everyone at once.

Around this realisation, a new social class is awakening. This is not a working class but a class of Producers. Producers are pirates and hackers by default; they recycle the images, the sounds and the concepts of the World. Some of it they invent but most they borrow from others.

Because information occupies a physical part of our bodies, because it is literary “installed” on our brain and can’t be erased at wish, people have the right to own what is projected on them: They have the right to own themselves! Because this is a global World based on inequality and profit, because the contents of a song, a movie or a book are points of advantage in a vicious fight for survival, any global citizen has the moral right to appropriate a digital copy of a song, a movie or a book. Because software is an international language, the secrets of the World are now written in Adobe and Microsoft: we should try hack them. Finally, because poverty is the field of experimentation for all global medicine, no patents should apply.

Today, every man with a computer is a Producer and a Pirate. We all live in the Internet, this is our new country, the only territory that makes sense to defend and protect . The land of the Internet is one of information. Men should be able to use this land freely, corporations should pay for use - a company is definitely not a person.

Internet is now producing “Internets”, situations that exist not only online but also in real space, governed by what is happening online. This is the time for the foundation of an global Movement of Piracy. The freedom of infringing copyright, the freedom of sharing information and drugs: these are our new “Commons”. They are Global Rights and as such, Authorities will not allow them without a battle. But this will be a strange battle because this is the first time the Multitudes disrespect the Law instinctively and on a global scale.

Today, an army of teenagers is copying, the adults are copying and even the senior citizens, people from the Left and from the Right are copying. Everyone with a computer is copying something; like a novel Goddess Athena, Information wants to break free from the head of Technology and it assists us on our enterprise.

Pirates of the Internet Unite!
Miltos Manetas, 2009 (Piracy Manifesto)

more than 3 years ago
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The Short Arm of the Law

eiapoce Re:Thomas Jefferson said it best: (336 comments)

Easy solution, hold the CEOs accoutable for fellonies carried out by corporations. And carry also on some death penalty if needed, you'll see things change in a snap.

more than 4 years ago
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1Gbps Optical Wireless Network Might Replace Wi-Fi

eiapoce Re:Ah, and is it Useful? (200 comments)

The other point is that for most applications, it's simply unnecessary to improve over the speed of modern wireless.

Of course, also 640K ought to be enough for anybody!

more than 4 years ago
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1Gbps Optical Wireless Network Might Replace Wi-Fi

eiapoce Re:Or, you could just use cables (200 comments)

Get ready to buy telescopes to steal neighbor's internet!!!!

more than 4 years ago
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Murderer With "Aggression Genes" Gets Reduced Sentence

eiapoce Re:I get your point (507 comments)

I'd be more sorry for the victim.

more than 4 years ago
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Murderer With "Aggression Genes" Gets Reduced Sentence

eiapoce Re:I get your point (507 comments)

More than "the devil made me do it" we're facing a serious problem in the coming years:

1) The court recognized and given a written sentence that stated there are innate violence traits in some north africans.
2) Here in italy special laws are provided for the dog races known as "biters" (Bulldogs and the likes). Since the same can be now legally said for North Africans should we have special laws for them?
3) If a "biter" harms a person the law prescribes the dog to be retired. Instead this offender got a penalty discount! (On the news it's written it was a religious issue)
4) If I'll ever be in the position to choose between a north african and someone who doesent have potentially this gene I could do so and I have a sentence that justify me besides my prejudices.

Note: North africans are 41% of foreign inmates in Italian prisons but just 16% of legal immigrants. Thought they are 2% of the population on italian soil they are roughtly 1/3 of italian inmates. Source: http://www.ismu.org/ISMU_new/approfondimento.php?id=80

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Takes Action Over Australian Logos

eiapoce Re:Wow, that's hypocracy (425 comments)

looks absolutely nothing like the Apple Computer logo

Kinda... Think of when you try to find shapes in the clouds, it's almost the same. The difference this time is that you've got a cold sweat covered Steeve Jobs believing the logo is it's his own and casting black magic on everyone around to project the famous reality distorsion field. Then, actually, throught the field the logos look exactly just the same.

more than 4 years ago
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Wii Update 4.2 Tries (and Fails) To Block Homebrew

eiapoce Re:Why is that legal? (520 comments)

It's legal because the same people who invented the DMCA invented other laws too.

Until they push these insanities to the point that they get a revolution from the bottom.

more than 4 years ago
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Retrievable iPhone Numbers Raise Privacy Issue

eiapoce Re:What? (146 comments)

That is factually incorrect. While apple relays on App Store reviewers and cersorship for enforcing security on their platform Symbian relies on Certificates.

Certificates are issued at various levels: from home brew developer (install on one phone) to Software firm (installs on all devices). Also certificates are issued with various capabilities like reading contacts, sendind sms, sending data, accessing camera/microphone, being able to read or write system files etc. During the installation of a Symbian program the user is constantly nagged with the following information and has to approve/aknowledge separately: Certificate validity - Certificate Capabilities for the program - Program final install.

You can find more informations here: https://www.symbiansigned.com/app/page

The easy way to circumvent this - similar to jailbreking for iPhones - can be found here http://helloox2.com/ and it's free as long you've got a developer certificate issued for your phone to sign it.

more than 4 years ago
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Which Filesystem Do You Use On Portable Media For Linux Systems?

eiapoce Re:ext3 (569 comments)

How do these jokes cause any harm to Reiser's wife's children or family?

Seriously, I doubt you can cause the wife any damage at all...

more than 4 years ago
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DRM Take II — Digital Personal Property

eiapoce Re:It is only DRM+ (356 comments)

Of course, there is little reason to steal; people who want the files in question would simply get DPP-free versions.

I disagree. There is a strong reason to do so: by "vandalizing" this imaginary property you teach the idiot the notion that in no circumstances he would have to get a DRM infected file. In this context erasing the keys on the server would be a exemplary punishment for supporters of this idiocy. (Some music stores relying on DRM infected formats already had to do that when they went out of business - consumers of course were screwed)

more than 4 years ago
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Utah Law Punishes Texters As Much As Drunks In Driving Fatalities

eiapoce Re:I have no problem with this. (620 comments)

I would estimate I've done it about 30 times over the last 6 months of driving.

That is roughtly 30 times too much.

more than 4 years ago
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First European Provider To Break Net Neutrality

eiapoce Re:What they mean: (343 comments)

1%? I don't know anyone that doesen't use intensive bandwidth services on daily basis. Think about youtube addicts, Skype with video or not (Brings my 7mbit to knees), download sites and of course Peer to Peer. The Peer to peer part is nice, it's kinda of like masturbation, everybody does it but noone admits it.

For the 99% they claim is not using those services then they are miking a lot of golden cows since those are not using the network at all but still they pay for it. Let's put a bullshit tax on these claims and the internet would be fully paid by RIAA and Telcos press releases.

more than 4 years ago
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"Smart" Parking Meters Considered Dumb

eiapoce Re:It's supposed to be difficult (863 comments)

Hi there. What you say is factual correct.

But I was living for a brief time in central london (St.Pauls) and as you certanly know there are no parking chances at all, even paying. Similar story at Glowcester terrace and that is outside the congestion charge but there are usually no spots to leave the car.

I'll dismiss the traffic volume question with this explaination: If they narrow the streets with insanely wide pathwalks, omit to build stop areas for buses and taxis and eradicate the parkings it's obvious that the outcome are congestions (made by taxis and buses usually).

The situation of London's government is the same as the prostheses constuctor that is willingly amputating legs to citisens to sell his product.

more than 4 years ago
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"Smart" Parking Meters Considered Dumb

eiapoce Re:It's supposed to be difficult (863 comments)

Most people here seems to regard parking meters as normal and acceptable devices. Fact is that the SOIL is public. That means that the SOIL is YOURS. Now would you like to be charged for living into your house? I doubt it. So why can you accept that someone is renting your land? Here now you are debating which form of stealing is better for you. Like debating whatever is better to be eaten by a lion or a tiger.

*LONDON CASE* - Just in case my points need proof. London is the best example that the government is not able to get public transport done in a decent way. Those who had the pleasure to visit London had the pleasure to witness the outcome of this resignation policy, where citizen don't question for a long time the actions of their governors.

Tube: In london the tube is the most expensive public transport of the world. To eradicate privacy concerns you are told that you've got no privacy: the tube is covered with cameras. They are there just to easen your feelings of unsecurity and keeping souvenir videos of dead kamikaze bombers for later inspection.
Congestion Charge: You can't use your car if you don't pay. Basically 16$ flat rate to get into the city. Cameras with number plate recognition software will note every car entering the charging zone. At the end of the day number plates will be cross referenced against a database of payments made -and don't forget to fuck privacy.
Parking: Public parking in central london is practically non existant. Where it is available the rates are so high that made possible for a private parking industry to florish (usually 36$ per day, 3,60$ per hour). With the advent of decriminalised parking the practice is becoming much more widespread and as evidenced by the TV docu-soap 'Clampers', can be very arbitary: "clampers using threatening behaviour". Insane measures to clamp even bikes: Inside the Greater London area all footway parking is prohibited unless it is specifically exempted and signs indicate that you may park partially or wholly on the footway. -

Conclusions: In london there is no other options but to be raped insane charges by local authorities. You take a bike, you can't park and risk clamps - You take a car you pay for using (congestion charge) and parking (if and when you find a spot) - You take the tube you are going to pay the most expensive transport system of the world AND you are still uncertain if you can reach your destination in time or whatever (It's like lotto, if you're lucky you get in time, if youre not lucky you're screwed since anything can happen, from detours to surface lines, delays or anything else - Also take for granted that when it happens you will find yourself dumped in parts of the city you never knew they existed before).

more than 4 years ago

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How about tagging everything in your computer

eiapoce eiapoce writes  |  more than 4 years ago

eiapoce (1049910) writes "The peculiar program Tabbles now announces the possibility of tagging also internet content.

Tagging web stuff with a desktop app – what’s the catch? I can hear you already wondering “why should I ever use a desktop application to tag stuff which is on the internet? Can’t I just use the browser bookmarks or some online bookmarking service like Delicious?”. Well, let’s see: 1) You can tag files on your disk along with gmails/tweets. To all of you out there who rely extensively the Microsoft Office suite (I guess you’re the majority out there) or to those using any other software that produces files (Photoshop/Illustrator, CAD softwares, Music/Video editingyou name it) it may come in handy to have a gmail/tweet tagged along with your files when working on a project. 2) Speed: web applications are fast but are they as fast as a desktop app like Tabbles? I find myself switching to Chrome as I perceive it faster in pretty much everything compared to Firefox – Tabbles is gonna give you the same feeling if you compare it to a web application, no matter how fast your internet connection is. 3) User friendliness: if you’ve tried navigating through files with Tabbles you might have realised how easy and straight forward it is to get to the file you’re looking without the need of going crazy about where the file is and what its name is well, the same thing will happen with tagging tweets/gmails.

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Software Developer welcomes Piracy

eiapoce eiapoce writes  |  more than 4 years ago

eiapoce (1049910) writes "

Tabbles got cracked again — a real crack this time (a dll was patched). I guess it's pretty uncommon to see a software developer blogging about his software begin cracked, but in reality the thing its quite cool ... seeing that someone out there cares and takes the time to crack it is quite cool...and feels rewarding. Plus, there are a bunch of case studies out there showing that the more the software gets cracked, the more cash flows in and even that easily crackable softwares win over hard-to-crack competitors.

More here http://tabbles-dev.blogspot.com/2009/12/tabbles-got-cracked-this-time-its-real.html"
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Copyright: Wife of "Eu presidency" is a Si

eiapoce eiapoce writes  |  more than 6 years ago

eiapoce (1049910) writes "

"There is no reason that the internet should be a lawless zone", Nicholas Sarkozy declared to his cabinet yesterday. He was unveiling plans for a new law which, from next January, would compel French internet service providers to cut off users who are caught illegally downloading copyrighted materials on three occasions. They would then be banned from accessing the internet from their homes for a year.

While the new legislation aims to protect the rights of artists (such as Sarkozy's wife, Carla Bruni) who may lose profits to illegal downloads, critics have complained that the law will be difficult to enforce. (19 June — The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/19/piracy.france)

As today famous pop singer, model and wife to Mr. Sarkosy Carla Bruni just released a new Album for preview on the internet http://www.carlabruni.com/ (Source http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/09/bruni-album/ )"

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Piratebay: All your cops belong to MPAA

eiapoce eiapoce writes  |  more than 6 years ago

eiapoce (1049910) writes "The guys operating piratebay discovered that the "Chief police investigator in Pirate Bay trial [is] employed by the copyright industry"

Short version, the chief behing the preliminary investigaton at piratebay is now a Warner Bros employee. The discovery comes through his facebook profile and has been confirmed. According to the operators at piratebay this is a another signal that "The copyright industry stands no chance in an objective legal judgement and therefore have to cheat their way forward."

Original Blog article here: http://static.thepiratebay.org/pm/20080418_eng.txt"
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Walmart and Playsforsure hits on costumers.

eiapoce eiapoce writes  |  more than 6 years ago

eiapoce (1049910) writes "As can be seen in this link walmart is closing the video downloads service.

Important to the final user: Videos have been infected with DRM (Digital Restrictions Manager) and can only be played on the computer on wich they were bought. Videos CANNOT be transfered to other computers or onoxious consumer devices such as iPod and Zune; the later is Due to Microsoft not implementing their own CRAP(Content, Restriction, Annulment, and Protection) on their player. Other gems on this page include:

What will happen to the videos I purchased?
The videos you purchased and downloaded are yours to keep.
i.e. until the computer bricks or you need a reformat because as one of the last notes says

What happens if I purchase another computer and would like to use it to play my videos? You cannot play your videos on another computer.
You can only play your videos on the computer you used to download the video files.


And of course to enphatize the CRAP problem

Can I copy or transfer the videos I purchased to another PC?
Due to licensing restrictions, you cannot copy or transfer the videos you purchased to another PC.
Of course not. That's what ripping DVDs and "piracy" are for ;)

And I gladly leave the rest of the commentary to the readers, hoping none of them was so naive to buy something as untangible as WallMart CRAP..."
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Italy forbids RIAA scare tactics

eiapoce eiapoce writes  |  more than 7 years ago

eiapoce (1049910) writes "In Italy it is forbidden for anybody to monitor internet trafic. This is stated in a recent article by the national press agency ANSA that I gladly translate for the slashdot readers:

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/internet/n ews/2007-07-18_11897954.html

ROMA, 18 LUG — An italian court "ruled illegal for anyone to monitor network trafic". This is as declared by the innovation responsible of the green party, Mr. Cortiana. As announced by the green leader the Giudges approved the points forwarded from the Privacy Authority in the case of Peppermint against Telecom. This is a important ruling, sais Cortiana, because it sets a important principle: On the internet it is a (exclusive) duty of law forces and judges to investigate and enforce the law.

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The case Peppermin Jam Records VS Telecom originated when the Swiss firm Peppermint used scare tactics like those employed by the RIAA sending 3636 notification letters to Italian Users sharing licensed music on P2P network. Those letters were containing a invitation to deposit a sum of money or face a trial. Telecom initially opposed but was forced to deliver the names on spite of a european directive. Now the Giudges overturned this previous ruling.

On this page http://www.hardwaremax.it/20070718767/network/caso -peppermint-vietati-i-monitoraggi-in-rete.html

Cortiana also criticises the private firm: "Internet is not a 'nobody's land' where there are no rules and you can apply do-it-yourself laws, also on the internet real world citizenship rights apply" and continues as "business models should adapt and cosider that network sharing is a collective cognitive process""

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EC commercials going wrong direction

eiapoce eiapoce writes  |  more than 7 years ago

eiapoce (1049910) writes "In a very reckless marketing attempt the European Commision is now promoting its new regularization of roaming charges.

In this example it promotes roaming charges cut using a weird commercial. Please go and see it by yourself @This link on uTube words are simply not enought to describe it. I just hope it wasn't about family values.

The EU regulation on roaming will bring about a new era in mobile communications. Citizens travelling within the EU will be able to communicate across borders at affordable and transparent prices. Very high international mobile "roaming" charges currently affect at least 147 million EU citizens (37 million tourists and 110 million business customers).
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eiapoce eiapoce writes  |  more than 7 years ago

eiapoce (1049910) writes "Nice article from worsethanfailure.com that explains the outcome of a kids tour in a datacenter:

Quote: "The CIO, a big fan of Take-Your-Child-To-Work Day, would give a fun presentation on how much computing power the organization required and then lead the kids on a tour of the data center. They loved it, and there were never any real problems. Well, until that one year when one little tyke couldn't resist the temptation of The Big Red Button.
Yes, I realize how cliché The Big Red Button is, but that's IBM's doing. When building the P695, they must not have considered how tempting it would be press a Big Red Button on the front of the case, even if the button was an instant kill-switch to shut off the server."

http://worsethanfailure.com/Articles/The_Big_Red_B utton.aspx"

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