More on copyright and digital media in Aus15 Sep 2006
New laws target modchip users, and, you know, everyone else.
Two steps forward, three steps backwards. I can’t believe we’re being dragged into this crap. Slightly too angry about this (yeah I knew it was coming but hadn’t had occasion to address it) to blog rationally about the issue — insert usual remarks about my illegal downloading and installation of DVD CSS circumvention software, SharpMusique, etcetera, and the general criminalisation of broadly compatible open source software.
So apparently I cop five years in prison if I share some de CSS software with someone so they can watch content they’ve paid for. Guess what the maximum term for copyright violation is? Yeah, five years. Bastards. Solution: Download pirated versions of content that have broader compatability, exposing yourself to the same extent for vastly less effort.