Parallax paradox

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Infoworld, reporting from a parallel universe where the DMCA would have been passed about 50 years ago:

"Perhaps not surprisingly, since all consortium members manufacture both televisions and PCs, Gates scoffed at these "freebooter" notions. "We firmly endorse, and hold as sacrosanct, the concept that all programming — what we in the trade call the ‘soft wares’ — must be authorized by and purchased from the manufacturer of the device it will run on," he told the committee in no uncertain terms."

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