A cost analysis of Vista content protection
Posted Dec 25, 2006 2:38 UTC (Mon) by jamienk
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Pretty soon I'll start hearing that I am not allowed to buy certain types of fatty fried foods? (oh wait...)
The one government regulation is the result of monopolists pretty much paying to have intricate, draconian, and weird laws passed to protect their business models, enforce their monopolies, and all but guarantee them more income than the amounts they paid for the laws.
The other government regulation is the result of nutritionists fighting to stop machine-made poisons from being sold as foods.
You might argue some libertarian-esque line that "all government regulation is bad" but I think such an argument is overkill here. We can all agree that the former "regulation" should be fought against before we even begin to debate the terms of the second issue.
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