[UFO Chicago] corporate bit-torrent

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Mon Nov 14 21:27:30 CST 2005

It's not the commercials that would bother me, but the DRM.  DRM === Evil.  
Full Stop.  I will not partake of a DRM service.  (Yes, I boycott iTunes on 
the same grounds.)  

If a company wants my business, they can assume I'm a customer rather than a 
criminal.  Otherwise they can get stuffed.

We'll see what AOL/TW decides...

On Monday 14 November 2005 07:33 am, Brian Sobolak wrote:
> Larry Garfield wrote:
> > Actually as someone at work pointed out, Kontiki != bittorrent.  It works
> > on similar principles, but supports all kinds of things like DRM, user
> > tracking, use-only-with-our-program, deletion of the file after X amount
> > of time, etc.
> >
> > I'll wait for someone to copy the files over to *real* bittorrent, with
> > the commercials trimmed out, thanks. :-)
> Right.  But how will the service work if you don't pay for it?
> I'm happy to have the service, and want to pay for it.  I have no
> interest in supporting AOLs VPN, so I'll probably not use it.
> brian
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exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, 
which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to 
himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession 
of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it."  -- Thomas 

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