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Offline GhostShip

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US Luddites Killing Technology ?
« on: August 27, 2005, 01:22:04 pm »
A very predictable result of overbearing and "paid for laws" folks a sad day for democracy.

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/76738/us-ruling-against-p2p-networks-already-stifling-innovation.html

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The recent US Supreme Court ruling against P2P networks is already stifling innovation in filesharing networks, The Guardian has discovered.
The ruling, which found P2P developer Grokster liable for illegitimate uses of its software, is deterring venture capitalists from injecting funds where they fear future legal action may make their investments worthless.
'Money has shifted into places which will avoid any conflict with the copyright holders,' said Professor Larry Lessig, described as the top American advocate for copyright reform.
he inability to secure funding will mean that many potential start-ups simply will not be able to start-up, even if they are trying to work completely within the law.


The thing is folks its not just filesharing technology, every software engineer is now aware that big music businesses can get bad law passed to support its out of date music retail business, regardlesss of any new innovations, I suppose we shall have to have a stamp on the side of every PC soon , saying MUSIC INDUSTRY APPROVED  :roll:

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