Monday, August 04, 2003

Useful link to check out: The Guardian's guide to UK Freedom of information. Definitely worth the column inches...

Meanwhile, the MPAA have launched their new copyright-holders, anti-file-sharing site: www.respectcopyrights.org. Alas, it's either under really heavy pressure at the mo, or something's happened to it. Hmmm. Needless to say, I don't think it's going to be making a huge number of geek friends.

Should probably write something to work out why I hate the MPAA, as it's not as clear-cut as the RIAA situation (although I should write that up too). For some reason I think that film swapping is more threatening than song swapping, because each film stands by itself, effectively, rather than being simply a "factor" that goes to make up a person or group. And you can't really argue that fiml stars are getting ripped off either.

However, the MPAA's attitude is arrogant and unecessary, their extensions of copyright and their legal battlings prove to me that they care only about the financial side, plus I hate pretty much all of the films that come out in mainstream cinemas. In fact, that's probably why I don't download films, myself. Their refusal to acknowledge new technology, their threats to users/consumers/sheeple, all point to the fact that they're just after as much as they can get.

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