random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  If you are an artist or author who cares more than about the near-term value of your work, you should be worried and be careful about releasing your work only in copy protected form. Like the days when "art" was only accessible to the rich, two classes will probably develop: Copy protected and not copy protected, the "high art" and "folk art" of tomorrow.

tagged: DRM, artist, writers, open access
  —Dan Bricklin (co-inventor of Visicalc, the first killer app for the PC), "Copy Protection Robs the Future", bricklin.com/robfuture.htm.

press the piracy button now, please

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 12:20 am

Regal Entertainment Group has designed a little device so movie-goers can wirelessly complain about things that are affecting their experience, plus, of course, PIRACY!

New York Magazine had a great idea about what to do with the device at Pirates of the Caribbean 3:

First of all, we’re amused by the button marked PIRACY. We know we don’t care whether the person next to us is videotaping the screen. But how great would it be to head into a Regal theater, request one of the devices and a ticket to this past weekend’s No. 1 movie, and then spend two hours pressing the PIRACY button over and over and over, yelling “There it is again!”

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