I don’t want to go outside, there are scary people out there..

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Picked up from Medley, in an article about the Gator lawsuit is this quote:

Terence Ross of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the news publishers’ attorney, even told me that he thinks Internet users who configure their browsers to disable graphics (a common tactic to boost the speed of Web surfing) are committing copyright infringement because they are interfering with Web publishers’ exclusive right to control how their pages are displayed

Does anyone else find it incredibly scary that there are people out there, in positions of some authority, who think this way? They seriously see the internet as a broadcast medium and are trying to use legal tactics to make sure it becomes that.

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