[free-sklyarov] Wretched article at inside.com

James S. Tyre jstyre at jstyre.com
Thu Aug 2 11:01:00 PDT 2001

FWIW, Parloff makes no claims to being an unbiased journalist.  He is 
extremely opinionated, he states his opinions, quite forcefully, his pieces 
usually inspire passion of one sort or another, depending on whether one 
agrees with his opinion or not.  That's what he aims for, he often succeeds.

At 01:43 PM 8/2/2001 -0400, Xcott Craver wrote:
>On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Doug Lay wrote:
> > (1)  This man is scared, and on the defensive.
>         I don't know about that.  Why would Roger Parloff have any reason
>         to be scared of eBook/DVD/MP3 piracy?
>         I think a lot of Parloff's viewpoint just comes from being an
>         attorney with a pragmatic, perhaps cynical view of how things
>         actually play out in court.  Take all his articles on Napster, for
>         instance:  to first order, they just seem like standard anti-
>         napster posturing, but if you look more closely you will see that
>         he is an attorney criticizing Napster's legal defense strategy.
>         I was alarmed by his claim that most people appreciate DMCA-like
>         protections; companies that actually have to pay to implement DRM
>         in their hardware and software are painfully aware that consumers
>         don't appreciate it.
>         I also noted that the article trots out the old argument that,
>         once you use that program, you have a "free and clear" copy that
>         can then be pirated---and it only takes one copy.  Well hey,
>         the same thing happens every time you successfully remove that
>         @#$% shrinkwrap from a CD.  The mere fact that the music is
>         suddenly unprotected, vulnerable to piracy, is waved about as
>         if it is a shocking situation as bad as piracy itself.
> > -Doug
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