Tuesday, September 21, 2004

MPAA Dyslexic?

In their ongoing campaign to ram their view of copyright laws down everyone's throats, the MPAA has now taken on Linux Australia. In a notice of claimed infringement, the MPAA has demanded that the group cease providing access to two copyrighted movies, one called "Grind" and the other "Twisted", and ordered it to "take appropriate action against the account holder."

The kicker though, is that what the MPAA's snoop-droid found were copies of Twisted, a Python development framework, and Valgrind, "a GPL'd system for debugging and profiling x86-Linux programs."

What's next? Going after IBM for it's Grid computing initiative, or New Jersey for calling itself the Garden State?


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