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June 14, 2007
ATT Joins Cartel Jihad
According to a moderately awful article in the LA Times, AT&T Inc has admitted that it's working with the major Hollywood studios to develop anti-copying/anti-sharing technology. The story is long on generalizations and short on detail but I glean that it's probably going to be primarily an anti-sharing effort.
The article is teeth-grindingly sycophantic towards the Cartel, using phrases like "Few doubt that piracy is a significant problem." Actually, most people doubt it, if they even think about it. I venture to guess that if you asked the average person they don't think that sharing is a major problem. The story also quotes nice big numbers for "losses" to "online piracy" without ever sourcing the numbers nor bothering to tell us what "losses" mean when you're not describing the sale of faked DVDs.
Bah, I'll expect Ars Technica or someone similar to do a better job with the story, hopefully soon.
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