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July 5, 2006

Trusted Computing (a must see short movie)

Filed under: Uncategorized — ubuntudemon @ 2:14 pm

Here’s an interesting thread :

What does TCPA mean for Linux ?

The user stoeptegel posted a link (to a torrent) to a movie called “Trusted Computing”. IMHO everyone should download and watch this movie. The movie is legally free to download and it’s about 50 mb big. It’s definetely interesting to watch for geeks and non-geeks alike.

Ubuntu has a bittorrent client installed so you only have to click on the link and open the torrent file with bittorrent. The torrent is availabe from legaltorrents right here :

More information about the movie (from legaltorrents.com) :

[ANIMATED, ANTI-DRM, SHORT] ‘Trusted Computing’, a Creative Commons-licensed animated short film by Benjamin Stephan and Lutz Vogel, deals with the concept of the eponymous DRM solution, arguing that, perhaps, it isn’t such a good idea after all. As Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing says, this is ‘a high-level overview of the philosophical problems with the technology. Run, don’t walk [to see it].’

More information about trusted computing :

www.legaltorrents.com also has (legally free) torrents of “Go Open” which is a tv series about open source software which was sponsored by Mark Shuttleworth.

About http://www.legaltorrents.com :
LegalTorrents is a collection of Creative Commons-licensed, legally downloadable, freely distributable creator-approved files, from electronic/indie music to movies and books, which we have made available via BitTorrent – we (concept/updates – simon c., bandwidth – joe/tommy, logo – tony kinglux) are also hosting a ‘guaranteed’ high speed seed for them. Everyone that grabs the BitTorrent client and downloads helps contribute more bandwidth, because BitTorrent utilizes your unused upload bandwidth. Again, please note that all of the current torrents are made available under a Creative Commons license with the full permission of the rights holder. Oh, and here’s our RSS feed.

On a related note : Members of European Digital Rights (www.edri.org) have joined forces to defend civil rights in the information society. www.bof.nl is the dutch member of edri.

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  1. That legal torrent link further down has a typo in it.


    Comment by LivingTarget — July 7, 2006 @ 3:45 am

  2. Thank you LivingTarget. I corrected it.

    Comment by ubuntudemon — July 7, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

  3. The video clip was made very well,
    but didn’t have much content though ^^

    Comment by Samir — July 9, 2006 @ 11:57 pm

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  6. Is the clip available in a codec one can play on free software systems, like Ogg Theora+Vorbis?

    The clip I see is a QuickTime clip, which wouldn’t be bad (QuickTime is a documented and open container format) but the codecs used within are not playable without installing proprietary and/or patent-encumbered software.

    This unfortunate situation is rather common in videos meant for the free software community. People should consider transcoding their videos to free codecs or producing their videos with free codecs in the first place.

    Comment by J.B. Nicholson-Owens — August 22, 2006 @ 2:12 am

  7. J.B. Nicholson-Owens : I agree.

    On the other hand : a lot of people on windows and mac don’t have acces to open formats (on default)

    Comment by ubuntudemon — August 23, 2006 @ 7:02 am

  8. “On the other hand : a lot of people on windows and mac don’t have acces to open formats (on default)”

    The difference being that they do have access to them.

    Comment by Stoffe — August 24, 2006 @ 12:42 am

  9. Stoffe : “The difference being that they do have access to them.”

    Don’t expect the average non-geek to be able to install OGG support on windows (it is probably equally hard on the Mac).

    Comment by ubuntudemon — August 24, 2006 @ 6:44 am

  10. Oh..i love those days when you just don’t have anything better to do than to search for random blogs trying to find something interesting to read. And i’m always lucky, today i found your blog and it brightened up my day to the MAX, looking forward to coming back for an evening read 🙂

    Comment by dailyfacts — November 6, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

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