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Why programmers get so upset about DRM

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In a few hours, on the 18th of January, a lot of sites are going to “go dark” to protest SOPA, the latest in a series of draconian, badly-thought-out laws to regulate the internet and computing in general. This is probably old news to you, and I’m going to spare you another explanation of why this particular bill is so bad. Instead, I want to talk about in general, why programming knowledge is so strongly correlated with getting upset about things like this. It’s kind of a long story, and it starts in ancient Greece.

For what it’s worth, this site won’t go dark. I think it’s more important to leave it up so you can read this post.
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Written by randrews

January 17th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

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