[free-sklyarov] "Horrible PR"

David Haworth david.haworth at altavista.net
Tue Aug 14 00:35:32 PDT 2001

On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 04:24:42PM -0700, Seth David Schoen wrote:
>    Litigation is not a customer-friendly activity. It also can result in
>    horrible PR when the target is a non-profit organization or individual
>    rather than another corporation.
> http://www.seyboldreport.com/WP99/contentpro.htm

It's quite clear from the article that Mr. Votsch hasn't a clue
about the technology he claims "expertise" in.

"This combined with the distribution reach of the Internet has led to the
development of increasingly sophisticated models for locking content."

Sophisticated? Most of the locking mechanisms are children's toys.

"... it has only recently been possible to manage usage rights after
the point that the customer installs the package."

No, sorry, it still isn't possible, and never will be, as long as
the target hardware is general-purpose computing equipment.

The rest of the article is pure bullshit. Seybold's customers
ought to be sueing for false advertising.

David Haworth
Baiersdorf, Germany
david.haworth at altavista.net

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