Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Hollywood's broadcast love slaves

"Four or five years ago, I started attending WIPO meetings at the UN, fighting to kill this [Broadcast] treaty. At the time, we couldn't get any of the tech companies whose asses were on the line to sign onto a letter or show up. Most of them were in Hollywood already, supporting the made-in-the-USA version, the Broadcast Flag.

"What a difference half a decade makes: now the same tech companies and telcos have figured out that selling out to Hollywood doesn't make them rich, it makes them into the love slaves of a pack of technophobic plutocrats who honestly believe that it's both possible and desirable to make computers worse at copying." —Cory Doctorow

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