Homeland Security Reminds Hollywood They Don't Own Your Computer
from the because-it-seemed-like-they-had-forgotten dept
Well, well, well. With the federal government looking like they were totally in bed with the entertainment industry over intellectual property, it seems like not everyone got the message. Dave Farber’s Interesting People list points to an apparent quote from the Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for policy taking the entertainment industry to task for moves like rootkitting computers by saying: “It’s very important to remember that it’s your intellectual property — it’s not your computer.” Someone should tell Orrin Hatch.
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Homeland Security say what?
Geez, cut it out, Mike.
It’s like you’re daring somebody to say something nice about them!
This could also be a disparaging comment, as in too bad it’s not your computer and if your intellectual property is on someone’s computer, it ought to be your computer too. And if your lyrics or dialogue or whatever is in someone’s head then that should be your brain too.
Then if you ever use song lyrics as away messages, the RIAA has full rights to use your screen name
It’s a few things i dont understand.I buy plenty movies and music.And i share my items with friends all the time.I paid for it and it’s mine.I don’t break in and steal it.I step to checkout and lay down hard earned money.If people not selling they music they shouldn’t care.Maybe if we stop buying then what?They claim they losing money now.
not yet it isnt
It isn’t their computer as of yet. The MPAA and RIAA have enough laywers to toil and slam their heads against a wall until they find loopholes and sneaky tactics to push further into being able gain more control over our multimedia experience and to make sure every aspect is regulated to their specifications and the products used as they like.
damn politicians and lawyers
that thing about the loopholes is just more proof that to become a politician or lawyer you must sell your soul to the devil
Yeah, we all know it is homeland security that reallt owns your computer
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The homeland security should worry more about security,than telling regular people with computers what to do.I read somewhere our gov had to scape a new systen because wasnt right.That had to cost.They should be more concerned with securing the internet.Since there is so little paper work done by human hands these days and all connected to the net.And if they keep going after isp’s to put certain things in to easedrop then isp’s cost will go through the roof.Because the isp is not going to pay for it.We the customers will.
Re: Re: tommy
Tommy: Run, don’t walk to what ever public education institution made their feeble attempt at educating you and DEMAND a a refund. The tax payers money was sorely wasted and someone should be held accountable. I can barely make out what you’re trying to say in your posts due to your complete lack of grammar and spelling skills. I can only hope (for the benefit of us tax payers) that your native tongue is some weird ass language, and that your attempts at English is not one big suck, but a valiant effort to write in a foreign language.
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Which is worse – bad spelling and grammar, or amusement because someone *might* be a foreigner?
Xenophobia – look it up.
Re: Re: Re:2 tommy
If English is not your native language, use one of the on-line dictionaries and look up the meaning of valiant. Ponder the meaning, then apologise to VonSkippy if you’re man enough.
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Grammar aside, you’re saying that homeland security shouldn’t stand up for US citizens’ rights to own and operate an non-hacked computer…
Honestly, though, I think homeland is more worried about their own computers landing a Sony root-kit than anything else….
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erm wha…. i dont own my computer? sence when? o.O
grr now i dont like my own contoury even more o.o
is there a more free contoury ? maybe i move….
oh well.. so long thay dont accesses meh comp and meh movies ill be happy
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This made me laugh. It’s from the Sony XCP website.
“Normally, you should have Administrator rights,
unless you are working in a corporate environment
in which case, you’ll need to contact your IT
department to have them install the software for
Sure, mister IT man, would you please install
this rootkit on my machine for me?
Tommy stop deepthroating your mother and go back to school instead of wasting your time online.
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Hmm.. As much as I’d hate to do it… it’d show them if everyone just up and stopped buying movies and music… then .. they’d have no income what-so-ever… but then, we all know that not everyone will stop buying the products.. guess we are all going to have to live with whatever they decide to inflict upon us.
Do you remember
We all copy music from radio, movies from tv for years no one complained till the movie theaters raised prices and pack you in like sardines in little uncomfortable seats! Well too bad for them it is more comfortable in my own home than at a overpriced dis-repaired hole in the wall at outrageous prices!