Leave Nick's Mind Alone!

Nick, in response to the recent Copyright and the Network Computer: A Stakeholder's Congress conference, asks the DRM-obsessed of the world to Stop Handcuffing My Mind. Nick has a good point — most digital rights managements schemes are “code” for “we're working with congress to make your computer less useful than it is today. Darn it!” Which reminds me of a recent comment on GTA, by an unemployed recording industry middle-manager (I assume). Nick describes a world in which the general purpose computer might become the restricted-use computer, via legislation (set your time machines several weeks into the future).

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