Sunday, January 28, 2007

Vista- The Death Of Freedom

Well all in all its a bad week for us all,

In the US, France and a few other countries it is already forbidden to play legally purchased music or videos using GNU/Linux media players. Sounds like sci-fi? Unfortunately not. And it won’t end up on multimedia only. Welcome to the the new era of DRM!
Thou I am sure it's probley been that why for a while now, but like all things we find out when its to late to do any thing about it.

If you want to know more on why Vist and its DRM crippl wear is bad for you, you can read the full thing here.

BRUSSELS (Reuters)—A coalition of rivals charged on Friday that Microsoft Corp.'s new Vista operating system coming out next week will perpetuate practices found illegal in the European Union nearly three years ago.
Yay we fine them millions and guess what they still do stuff that makes them even more millions and gets them a fine of millions, but lets face it 450 milion is nothing to the worlds richest man, mabye we need to start upping the fines so that they are stupid money can any one say 450 billion?

On the good news frount, we can fight back..

The overwhelmingly successful attack against HD DVD and Blu-ray represents several well-entrenched facets of the online community. Perhaps most important is the inherent cooperation that manifests itself against a seemingly common enemy - DRM (Digital Rights Management.) Attached to this cooperation are the vast resources of the online community: primarily its virtually unlimited supply of talent, intellect, and most importantly, its rapid response to a commonly perceived threat.
But lets face it thats not an option for all of us, most people dont even know how to set the timer on their VCR never mind crack DRM.

A month after the first signs appeared online that AACS—the content protection scheme shared by HD DVD and Blu-ray—had been circumvented, the AACS Licensing Authority has verified the hack. According to a statement from the AACS LA, AACS has not been seriously compromised. Instead, the statement said, the attack is "limited to the compromise of specific implementations" and "indicate[s] an attack on one or more players sold by AACS licensees."
Of course the DRM criple where side has to say "sticks and stones will brake my bones but your nasty circumventions wont stop us from braking your pc :P" Dont you just love them, not.

So stop sitting their on your fat arse and go use, to tell your MP you dont want to live in M$ vission of DRM Crippled world.

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