November 20, 2006

Movie Moguls Need Control

In yet another example of movie mogul insanity the MPAA, in the guise of Paramount Pictures, is suing a small business that is ripping DVDs to iPods for customers who buy both at the same time. This highlights exactly why the Digital Millenium Copywrong Act was a bad idea, and it shows American politics up exactly at its worst: as a way for wealthy influence groups to get their own way at the expense of the buying public who have made them rich.

Don't even get me started on software patents.

Corporate governance always makes such a huge fuss about how corporations are really responsible to their stockholders. Who are the stockholders of the MPAA members, and why aren't they telling their managements to start respecting the customers who earn them their living?

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