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 :
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