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Re: State Super-DMCA Too True
Jamie Lawrence wrote:
It's not a matter of guaranteeing profit. It is a matter of stopping theft. Please see the old laws protecting telephone and cable companies. Now they asked it to be extended to help protect ISPs.
The only part I do have an issue with in the Act is the fact that it limits the use of NAT devices where an ISP does not allow them. However, I do not construe this as a serious problem, as people using the service shouldn't use such technologies in the first place. They are knowingly bypassing the terms of service. As for the other providers, the Act doesn't apply.
While many whine and complain, I particularly like the protections on the copyrights, including the X-box. Most people didn't have the knowledge to make blank cartriges in the olds days and download the code to the cartriges to play a game. Everyone can download software and burn a CD. Smack in a mod chip and you're good to go. I may not like M$, but I have to respect their copyrights.