Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 12:59:49 PDT
Yeek. Who is this guy who can control napster at the source, our cable
companies, our phone companies, our ISPs, and our PCs? If -he- is running
for pres, I -will- vote. (: (against him, of course) Are there really
people out there who think they can stop people from trading mp3s? This
guy must still believe in the Tooth Fairy. Will he also take the record
button off all the tape decks in the world and firewall us all from each
other? Will he come in and conviscate our old PCs, take down Rusty and
Edie's infiltrate all the little private nets/BBSes/etc? Will he outlaw
the DCC protocol? What about ICQ? I hear you can get some pretty good
transfer speeds using that. This man needs to be shot. Or at least pied.
"A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity."
-- Robert Frost
On Thu, 24 Aug 2000, Robert Harley wrote:
> Steve Heckler, senior veepee of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. spake thusly:
> The industry will take whatever steps it needs to protect itself and
> protect its revenue streams. It will not lose that revenue stream, no
> matter what.
> Concerning Napster et alia:
> Sony is going to take aggressive steps to stop this. We will develop
> technology that transcends the individual user. We will firewall
> Napster at source -- we will block it at your cable company, we will
> block it at your phone company, we will block it at your [ISP]. We
> will firewall it at your PC.
> These strategies are being aggressively pursued because there is
> simply too much at stake.
> See e.g., http://www.uwiretoday.com/computing081700001.html
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