[linux-elitists] defanging TCPA?
Fri Feb 7 15:03:47 PST 2003
begin Shawn McMahon quotation of Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 03:58:50PM -0500:
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 06:53:47PM -0800, Don Marti said:
> > "Actually, even if you could change our minds, you'd have us on
> > the phone with tech support for a couple hours each to put our
> > computers back the way they were. And you can't afford that."
> "Sure we can. The support is now a 900 number. Have a nice day."
If the customer pays for the support, the DRM-mongers are in the
same position as the seller of a product that has a tax put on it --
the demand curve is shifted against them because the price of the
DRM-infected product now includes the price of support.
The main point is that the "DRM boycott" (there has got to be
a better name for this) is free to cooperators, and potentially
expensive for defectors. That's why it can carry more weight than
a simple petition.
Don Marti Even if we don't get DMCA reform, loudly
http://zgp.org/~dmarti demanding DMCA reform is going to get the
email@example.com injustice of the DMCA in front of the next
KG6INA jury. Make noise. It counts.
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