Linux Journal: Free Dmitry Sklyarov!Jul 22, 2001, 15:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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Linux Journal goes to the root of the Sklyarov issue: the DMCA, saying the law "It facilitates corporate attacks on the free and open exchange of information that's needed to ensure continued US prominence in the technological arena.":
"Let's say you're having a nightmare. You're living in a dictatorship, a police state. The Leader's younger brother runs a State-owned factory that makes nails and screws. However, the State's engineers have been unable to figure out how to make nuts and bolts that, as fasteners go, are technically superior. To protect his younger sibling from nuts-and-bolts competition, The Leader announces a new Law that makes nuts and bolts illegal. Of course, this is stupidity writ large, because The Nation's economy needs nuts and bolts. But The Leader and his sibling could care less. They're out to enrich themselves, not the people.
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