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I Would Like My Digital Rights Back

Rant Mode Equals One: Score: Digital Privacy 0, Digital Piracy 1 is an interesting article talking about the problem with digital piracy.

But not the kind everyone thinks about. It isn’t trying to defend the movie, computer, and recording industries with their draconian copyprotection and laws. It’s an article arguing that individual rights are being compromised.

How does Sony get away with putting a root-kit on your system? Why is any company allowed to compromise the security of your computer just so they can determine that you haven’t made a copy, whether legally or not? And why are laws being passed to allow it?

Yeah, thanks, but no thanks. I’ll just keep control of my own computer.