Comment 32087

By Brandon (registered) | Posted June 25, 2009 at 14:32:02

As much as I hate to defend the ideas behind the DMCA, the lawnmower analogy falls a little flat. Imagine if I bought a lawnmower, brought it home and was able to give everyone I knew a fully functioning, exact copy of the mower.

The problem is there there is a huge amount of money invested in doing things the way they've been done and the last thing huge and highly profitable corporations want to acknowledge is that they are rapidly being made redundant. Conceptually, it's the same principle as people being put out of work by improved automation, but we feel a lot less sympathy for them. The key difference is that they've got the political clout to resist.

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