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There's one or two questions after the quotes.
> it's is controlled by a monopoly of Media Giants, or that the
> libraries in the the world are going to locked up for the privileged few
I fear this also
> Rap Music, (which I hate) started in the basements of ghetto minorities,
> on the street. Without the ability to tape Rap music, and distribute it
> on cassette, which was the Rap media of choice in it's formative years
> of the early 1980's, it would have never seen the light of day.
> When theaters of the near future abandon traditional film, which is
> probably long overdue, for digital media, how is independent film makers
> going to MAKE films that people can see without projectors. If you
> don't have a legally acquired encryption key
A serious matter.
> civilized history is the development of the Printing Press, putting
> inexpensive books in the hands of millions
Rather slowly by our standards. Many countries had "censor" offices,
> and the Internet, which
> makes worldwide publishing and communication inexpensive and
I'd say greatest advance since printing.
> I have been one stupid dude over that last few years. I've watched
> technology after technology destroyed over the last decade by the wishes
> of media giants
Examples? I'm not arguing, I wonder what you have seen that I have
> current status quo, as it is being presented to the public by large
> corporations, and the press, is actually a HINDRANCE to innovation and
> freedom of thought.
> The Internet was an Accident of the Government
and academia, and it was not really thought to be significant.
> hundred people using a technology -email invented over 3 decades ago and
> which came into the public mainstream only 2 years ago in a major way.
2 years? I'd say 6 to 8.
> Digital media has had to live with CDRW which is inferior to the Digital
> audiotape killed as a consumer product in the mid eighties. And the
> only computer system which can assure that people a free to innovate new
> products and software, is being threatened to it's core by the DMCA.
> All Intel has to do (and this is not to pick on Intel which I believe is
> one of the better companies out their in terms of fairness), is to put
> an encryption around the Bios of a computer which permits only licensed
> OS's to run on it, and anything like a future Linux is dead before it
> "What CSS lets the consortium do is determine who will make players, and
> on what terms, and who will provide content. If you can neither enccrypt
> or decrypt the bit stream, you are locked out of both markets.
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