Disney and Sony release open source 3-D modeling utilities
Posted Jan 27, 2010 2:28 UTC (Wed) by roelofs
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For example I'd expect plenty of free software folks oppose the very existence of the anti-circumvention clause in the DMCA ...
That's definitely one of the aspects, but it goes beyond that. Hollywood has been (and, I believe, remains) opposed to the very existence of BitTorrent software despite demonstrable beneficial uses of it (e.g., distributing DVD-scale Linux-distro releases efficiently). If I'm not mistaken, there were even legal noises ("threats") made toward those who write and distribute such software, though I could be easily be wrong about that part.
Furthermore, Disney was instrumental in purchasing another 20 years of copyright protection for Mickey Mouse et al. from our charming "for the people" legislators, thus effectively impoverishing the public domain (though they would claim they're simply blocking its enrichment, of course). And Hollywood's lobbying and marketing activities frequently paint the community (and even their customers) with a broad and caricaturish brush as criminals, greedy freeloaders (hello, irony!), and so on.
Such policies and actions tend not to endear the studios to the Free Software community...
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