Wednesday, May 02, 2007



Its all going mad: the revolution has come, Web 2.0's first battleground - the geeks are kicking back at The DMCA & copyrights, well if there going to take us down they take us all down - information needs to be free.





Digg was shut down over this, and is back up again,

The code that alows the breaking of HD-DVD's Encryption

But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear. You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won't delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be. Kevin - digg.com

Appologies to people who dont understand this but its something i feel is very important and i feel very strongly about, and have preached about for years. you can not keep honest users honest, and anyone out there with one ounce of technical nounce knows how to get media that isnt crippled with DRM - to quote the emitable Cory Doctorow - i didnt wake up this morning asking i want my MP3 player to do less, i fundamentaly beleive the times are changing, with the rise of Web2.0 & commons based peer production is changing the way we live, Wikipedia is a classic case 50 years ago no one would have beleived that in the last years of the 20th centuary that a group of unpaid disparate people would create an entire encyclopedia having never met in the real world.

i spend my life fighting against rediculous systems of anti piracy measures, the tyranny of large old megacorps trying to impress on us that their 20'th centuary paradime was best.

2 comments:

hugo the MM impostor said...

mate - i likie. i understand this now. corporate cash cow europe and usa is so out of date. this is reclaim the beta streets! it's too nerdy and boring a story for telly, you're right...but geeks were never bad people.

In fact, it looks like they are gonna be the legolases and aragons of this crusade. god bless 'em. find the ring of corporate hegemony over internet and media freedom and throw it in the fire of sauron. Now!

mojonojo said...

you laugh hugo i did a edit of the lord of the rings trailer with George W Bush and the head of Enron years ago