Because the appeal in the 2600 case is scheduled to be heard this coming
thursday I have written an article which I hope folks will find
enlightening. It contains some facts about the DMCA which I have not
heard reported yet anywhere, some scary stuff about slippage in
constitutionally guaranteed freedoms here in the US, and my own
opinions/recommendations about what I think "old economy" firms ought to
I read your article, but found it a little unclear.
You seem to be saying that you have a vague uneasiness about the use of
the term enlarge, and although I agree that it me be a fact that
you feel such unease, I don't see that it's very germane to anything else.
There are problems with the DMCA, and they are not just
problems for citizens and residents of the USA. But merely repeating
phrases expressing your hatred for the act does not help very much
(although it might help to sign a petition, to contact your local
government representative (MP, MPP, MEP, Congressman, whatever they are
called where you live), or to publicise a clear account of the problems.
As a minor aside, its is a possessive pronoun, and it's is
a contraction for it is.
More helpfully :-), first state your thesis in a summary, then
outline the main points of your argument, then make the points, then
explain the ramfications, then make a summary explaining what you have
argued. Writing is difficult, and writing well is even harder.
The DCMA is a strong weapon in the hand of content providers.
I don't like it because it seems to be the handle to forbid
something that should be possible to the extend of interfacing in my
humble opinion. And don't forget the recent case of that scientific
paper on the SDMI
challenge that got retracted. Isn't science supposed to be free to a
How do you people judge the future of this law?
Is there any chance of a more liberal legislation?