Got published on Kuro5hin! (in Off-topic)

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 16 2005 7:19 PM EDT

I was writing a few things about copy protections and new media formats, and I happened to get it posted to

Here is the article. Hurray!

If you are interested in it at all, I hope you read it, as there are some crazy copy protection things happening soon with the new media formats coming out soon. This is just mainly to let all you people who don't have chat enabled know about this. :)

Adrian Exodus August 16 2005 7:36 PM EDT

yay for you.

and my 3DO is still cool. :P

[T]Vestax August 16 2005 8:13 PM EDT

Very well written Verifex and I would have to agree with just about every point you make. I only differ in the slightest degree.

There is indeed an illusion created between the work created and the creator of the work. We do our best to see this connection and to make it real so that we may hope to benefit from it. Such as the make-believe connection between myself and what I am writing right now. Is this post my intellectual property? Do I own it or does Jon because it's on his server? Is what I say in the street or in the market available for copyright?

Better yet, let's look at the many many post I or anyone else has made. I would like you to pay particular attention to the posts that reflect an idea which we no longer believe. If we are now incapable of saying such things anymore, then do we indeed still own those words. The instant I release something into the world I lose control of it. It instead hangs out there for the world to see and the fact that I can't do anything about it should indicate something.

This thinking can lead to a downward spiral where the end result is not what many would like to hear. Yet, when it comes to the buying and selling of intellectual property, my belief is that I will pay for the packaging, the delivery, and for any service provided, but not the copyrighted material. Nor would I like to pay for the protection that stands between me and the the product that I paid for.

I would like to think that if I wrote a book I would make the entire text available for free on the Internet. I would like to think that if a person wanted to buy my book it was so they could have something in their hands that felt real, and not because that was the only way to read it. Alas, it would be near impossible for a publishing company to ever agree to publish a book where the text was free to look at. Let's also not forget that greed is a part of human nature, and I might indeed like a little something in return for just words on paper. now owe me 2 CBD and your soul for reading this. Send to Storage Tank.
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