On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 03:51:34PM -0500, Russell McOrmond wrote:
> On 12-02-17 01:09 PM, David C Dawson wrote:
> >Please take a look at this link:
> I did, back in 2004. I also skimmed again today to remind me of content.
> Matthew Skala is one of the people who has been actively involved
> in this area of policy from the beginning, including on the general
forums. (even back when it was still called
> canada-dmca-opponents http://www.digital-copyright.ca/discuss/10
> Curious what made you think of it?
> The colour being discussed in the article is a human trait, and
> one of the obvious failings of attempts at "DRM" (however you want
> to define that acronym) is to try to program computers to make human
> decisions. Even if we can make sentient computers, they still won't
> be human. Computers can help humans with metadata to make good
> decisions, but can't make those human decisions for us.
> It is separate from the question of how rules for decisions are
> encoded (in software) and where are those decisions made (in
> hardware, not in "content") when those decisions are made by a
> computer. The colour of the bits of the content addresses a
> different set of confusions between technical and non-technical
> Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/
> Please help us tell the Canadian Parliament to protect our property
> rights as owners of Information Technology. Sign the petition!
> "The government, lobbied by legacy copyright holders and hardware
> manufacturers, can pry my camcorder, computer, home theatre, or
> portable media player from my cold dead hands!"
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