Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 30107
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/08/23 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2004/5/8-9 [Science] UID:30107 Activity:low
5/8     How long will it be now before the US government and their corporate
        allies try to force DRM style restrictions on digital cameras to
        prevent them from being used in certain locations?   I predict that
        less than two months from now we'll start hearing about some new
        buzzword that describes technology which would render digital cameras
        inoperable whenever a certain local RF signal is sent with a
        do-not-use code which would be available to the government and
        to corporations.  I predict that we'll hear about it on slashdot
        but that the mainstream media will ignore it until it's already
        starting to be implemented and laws are already being drafted to force
        the use of the technology.  What do you think?
        \_ Are we letting annoying freshmans join CSUA again?
           \_ We always have.  The paranoia of youth is almost as charming the
              paranoia of the bitter and old.
           \_ We always have.  The paranoia of youth is almost as charming as
              the paranoia of the bitter and old.
        \_ I don't know about you, but it's illegal for me to to bring any
           sort of camera, digital, cell phone, or otherwise, into my work
           \_ heh, where I work, it's okay to bring cameras and such to work,
              but you could get in trouble of you're seen taking photos
              outside or on the northern part of the campus.
           \_ work at the NSA?
              \_ LLNL
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