Thursday, March 27, 2003
what's hot what's not
Hollywood's new cyberenemy
The MPAA is at it again. This time suing 321 Studios under the assumption that their DVD Copy Plus and DVD X Copy will turn every owner of these programs into a factory for producing millions of illegal copies of movies and selling them at swap marts and on the web.
These programs make copies. They do not circumvent copy protection, regional coding, or any of the other nonsense that the motion picture industry is claiming.
I see the position of the MPAA being this; You are responsible enough to pay your money at a theater and watch a movie. You are responsible enough to buy a DVD or VCR of a movie, but if you also have a personal computer, you are a pirate, and a thief.
I have over 500 movies on tape and DVD. I love movies. I still buy them, but I wait until they show up on the closeout rack. I can afford to buy them on the first day of release, but I don't as I watch them more than once on my schedule, which does not obligate me in any way to bleed for the motion picture industry, nor does it obligate me to help pay for a campaign of calling me a thief or a pirate.
One of the things that happens in remodeling is stopping. In construction of the world headquarters, I had to remodel the laundry,
which in turn begat the hallway,
which in turn will begat the backroom and the kitchen.....
Hiding Content [Posted] 12/11/02
One of the re-occurring themes that appear on design lists is 'hiding content', or making one's code invisible. Most of the solutions just don't work. The internet is not about hiding stuff. But in the interest of fairness I can offer a proven method of hiding content.
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Mitch Ratcliffe is definitely an other. The 21st century holds the promise of rich multimedia across the web. Mitch was blazing this trail in the 20th century. From code to finance.
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