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September 09, 2003

FFM HAS A DEPRESSING ENTRY about how Digital Rights Management will destroy the Internet:

It's perfectly possible to force people into using only regulated computers, and to compel them to only perform permitted actions with them. All it takes is the eager cooperation of computer hardware manufacturers, and tough federal laws that impose penalties on ISPs who do not comply.

Either that, or bankrupt the computer and software industries by increasing people's already growing reluctance to buy new computers.