Monday, March 25, 2002

Guardian Unlimited Observer | Business | Limit copying and we may end up copying the USSR Interesting perspective (via Dave Farber); "But the outrageousness of the studios' position does not seem to have outraged US legislators - which may have something to do with the fact that Disney alone gave them $6.3 million in campaign contributions in a single year. ... There is, however, one sobering statistic which may eventually cause even Congress to balk at the studios' arrogance. US domestic spending on computing technology is running at $600 billion a year, while Hollywood generates a measly $35bn. ... To concede the demand for copy protection would be tantamount to compelling a huge, dynamic industry to march to the soporific beat of a technophobic industry desperate to preserve its obsolete business models."

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