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Look behind you, a Three-Headed Monkey!

Funny ad by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA):

Pirate Ad

There's a PDF version, too.

Btw, finding out what the subject of this post has to do with the contents of it is left as an exercise to the reader.

(via Starfrosch, originally from the EFF)

Unintended Consequences: Seven Years under the DMCA

The EFF has published a paper called "Unintended Consequences: Seven Years under the DMCA". It contains a huge list of things which went wrong since the DMCA was introduced.

The conclusion:

Years of experience with the "anti-circumvention" provisions of the DMCA demonstrate that the statute reaches too far, chilling a wide variety of legitimate activities in ways Congress did not intend. As an increasing number of copyright works are wrapped in technological protection measures, it is likely that the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions will be applied in further unforeseen contexts, hindering the legitimate activities of innovators, researchers, the press, and the public at large.

(via Symlink)

German Wikipedia as DVD or download for offline viewing

Got 8 GB of free space on your hard drive? Why not download (almost) the whole German Wikipedia (just the text: 2.6 GB, text+images: 8 GB)? You can get DVD ISOs via FTP/rsync/Bittorrent or buy DVDs for a small fee. Read more about the details at http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiPress/Download.

(via netzpolitik.org)

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