[Cdn-DMCA] TPM and the End User
mcr at sandelman.ottawa.on.ca
Tue Apr 9 20:51:15 EDT 2002
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>>>>> "mskala" == mskala <mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca> writes:
mskala> Information isn't, though. We all read more than we write.
mskala> Trade in *CDs* is a zero-sum game because they're physical
mskala> objects; *commercial* trade in electronic data of any sort is a
mskala> zero-sum game because money is by nature zero-sum; but
mskala> *distribution* of electronic files does not itself have to be
I do not get it.
Just because bits can be copied, does not change anything.
Let there be three countries: A B C with equal productivity. Each
country products one hit song per citizen.
A has population four, produces four songs.
B has population five, produces five songs.
C has population two, produces two songs.
There are at most 11 songs available.
Each country has fewer people than other countries put together.
If each country pulls down 11 songs, then:
For A: exports 4 songs * 2 countries -> 8 songs
imports 5 + 2 songs -> 7 songs
A is net exporter.
For B: exports 5 songs * 2 countries -> 10 songs
imports 4 + 2 songs -> 6 songs
B is net exporter.
For C: exports 2 * 2 countries -> 4 songs
imports 4 + 5 songs -> 9 songs
C is net importer.
I simply do not see what the files being electronic has to do with it.
Yes, the citizens of A,B and C can either import the song directly or they
can share it among themselves. Assuming a napster like sharing with equal
participation, it seems as likely that I'll download from a foreign person as
local person (assuming that the network is still screwed when it comes to
there being typically more bandwidth to people physically closer).
So, explain this to me.
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Comment: Finger me for keys
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