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Windows 7: RIAA/MPAA Want Government-Mandated Spyware

15 Apr 2010   #1

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RIAA/MPAA Want Government-Mandated Spyware

read here.....
RIAA/MPAA Want Government-Mandated Spyware That Deletes 'Infringing' Content Automatically
RIAA/MPAA Still Pushing For Copyright Filters In AV Software

Here are some of the lovely things that they're calling for:

* spyware on your computer that detects and deletes infringing materials;
* mandatory censorware on all Internet connections to interdict transfers of infringing material;
* border searches of personal media players, laptops and thumb-drives;
* international bullying to force other countries to implement the same policies;
* and free copyright enforcement provided by Fed cops and agencies (including the Department of Homeland Security!).

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15 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

When pigs fly... Ever heard of something called Privacy?

Granted, it's not a defacto right guaranteed by the Constitution but almost everyone in the world would agree that the 21st century will be marked by the choices we make in regards to privacy. Who gets to know what's on your computer? Who gets to see your medical records? Who gets to know if you're gay or straight?
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16 Apr 2010   #3


There is absolutely nothing nice I can say about RIAA/MPAA - so I won't say anything

However, were I to say anything, it would be along the lines of perhaps suggesting that they themselves should be subjected to mandatory acts of solitary fornication.... with a rusty nail infused pineapple.
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16 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64

Can't the RIAA/MPAA just die already?

If this ever actually went through, I have no doubt that both they and the federal government would face massive lawsuits.

You wanna see what's on my computer? Get a search warrant....otherwise, GTFO.
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16 Apr 2010   #5

El Capitan / Windows 10

This called pushing the issue. They overreact and then compromises are made. There are LAWS against what they are griping about. But the enforcement is, and they know it, rather dicey. So they say they need this and that to protect law and lawyers make cases and who pays? They do. It's a nice tied up self-nullifying prophecy that I think we should steer clear of.
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16 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

*yawn* This will never pass, and what about those of us who don't live in the US, and thus, aren't under the jurisdiction of the RIAA/MPAA?
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16 Apr 2010   #7

Vista/Windows 7

This is laughable...but here in the UK it would not surprise me if our government agreed because they are all a bunch of crooks who bend over over backwards for big businesses when they start flashing cash and giving away free holidays to our MP's.

In the unlikely event that this did ever happen its easy to get around...have two computers; one for all your data and don't connect it to the net and another empty one used just to browse the web. Simple's :)
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16 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

not going to happen.... burtie our government doesn't need to implement this, they have just passed legislation to allow us to erect our own "Great Firewall of China" so all the "bad" sites will be blocked anyway
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16 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

It's clear that they overreact because isn't as bad as they think... look at that page :
U.S. GAO - Intellectual Property: Observations on Efforts to Quantify the Economic Effects of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods (full report is available for download at the top)


If they do make this spyware, they fall on the lowest part of the low as an organization... they are criminals.
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16 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot

Eventually the RIAA/MPAA are going to figure out why cd sales are dying. If they would pull their heads out of there asses for a minute they would see this is their doing. I am still pissed that they managed to shut down guitar tab sites. As a guitar teacher in my spare time it put a real cramp in teaching. You can still get tabs sure, but according to them teaching and playing someone elses song is copyright infringment. That's how I learned and have taught for years!! I could go on and on but I won't. I agree with Blackrose up there, "Can't the RIAA/MPAA just die already?"

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