Freedom is Slavery: **AA Slips Draconian Analog-Hole DRM Mandate to Congress
Hollywood has fielded a shockingly ambitious piece of "Analog Hole"
legislation while everyone was out partying in costume. Under a new
proposed Analog Hole bill, it will be illegal to make anything capable
of digitizing video unless it either has all its outputs approved by
the Hollywood studios, or is closed-source, proprietary and
tamper-resistant. The idea is to make it impossible to create an MPEG
from a video signal unless Hollywood approves it.
"How noble libertarianism, in its majestic equality, that both rich and
poor are equally prohibited from peeing in the privately owned streets
(without paying), sleeping under the privately owned bridges (without
paying), and coercing bread from its rightful owners!"