Monday 13 May 2002

The Yale Law School is running a weblog called LawMeme to cover news at the intersection of technology and law. It is very good. A recent feature poked holes in Hollywood’s laments about the need for technological fixes to piracy.

For example: how will modifying PCs and consumer electronics help piracy if it all starts with a guy holding a video camera in a movie theater? The camera will still record the movie, and the resulting MPEG won’t be marked as copyrighted content, so even draconian technology will allow it to be copied freely. Nothing is solved, at great cost.


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