Sunday, December 9, 2007

MPAA get DMCA Takedown Notice, Taste of its Own Medicine — Audioholics Home Theater Reviews and News

MPAA get DMCA Takedown Notice, Taste of its Own Medicine — Audioholics Home Theater Reviews and News:
This exquisite irony works on so many levels, there is layer upon layer of flavors to this one.

The obvious top layer, the DMCA takedown notice itself, much like frosting or glaze, covers some of the more subtle inner ironies. But there’s more.

  • That the MPAA, sticklers for terms of copyrights they hold violated the copyright terms and stipulations of GNU licensure.
  • That the MPAA, one of the loudest proponents of locking down copyright to its intellectual property, is using open source software for free to target piracy.
  • That the MPAA, who uses lockdowns to make sure it is paid for every use of its intellectual property, is using free/open source software.
  • That the MPAA is using software protected by licensure born of the resistance to what the MPAA is trying to do with copyrights.
  • That the MPAA was dumb enough to base their secret software on an open source operating system that cannot be kept secret by GNU copyright terms.

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