DRM has a Bead on DIY

Say someone goes out and creates something.  Perhaps it’s an engine control system for a vehicle.  Maybe they write a piece of music…

How often, and how long, should creators be paid for that?  Welcome to the squishy world of Digital Rights Management.

That and a look at future price of Bitcoins today as we peer into the future.

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26 thoughts on “DRM has a Bead on DIY”

      • But pretty damn accurate, I realized reading your article! You paint a very thorough picture of all the pieces to the puzzle. “$120,000 for a piece of software. By the way, the dongle runs on diesel.”

  1. I’ve said for decades that copyrights on software should expire five years after first sale. In most cases the developer has abandoned maintenance on the product and the owner needs to maintain it.

    On tractors, I’ll stick with my old Massey and Fords. All have nice, simple diesels and no electronics at all. Even the fuel cutoff is manual. For the newer stuff, including cars and tractors – if you replace the entire software(think Megasquirt), you’ve end run the whole thing. I’ll be working on that when/if I ever have time. And no, I’ll not buy a Deere for anything beyond scrap price.

  2. “…the flip-side is democrats are going nuts.”
    You mean you could tell?
    You’re really, really, good!

  3. !. Peoplenomics is not about petty BS party weasel politics. It’s about making money, getting value from life, and seeing the road ahead clearly. When the Librarian of Congress has to renew the land vehicle exemption in 2018 for DRM”’s application to “land vehicle” under DMCA sec. 12-01, Peoplenomics readers will be up to speed. We will be seeing the leverage applied.

    2. Ref Comey, he is NOT a lead-qualified story. He was an incompetent fool. a) because the Clinton Foundation cash contribs for the 20% grab of US uranium was never investigated, 2) because he made a patently illegal call over the failure to pros. Hil on the email deal, and 3) now after 7-months and not shit to report, he wanted a bigger budget to “go fishing.”

    He is, in my view, a has-been, who was over his head and failed when he was not able to handle the John Ashcroft illness incident better when he “stepped in.”

    3. Comey was an Obama appointee, and near as I can figure it, a would-be Deep State operative who didn’t play the role well.

    Failure to EQUALLY enforce the law, plenty enough reason to fire him.

    Anyone stupid enough to believe the lefty’s “Nixonian” narrative is too young, under-studying, and egotistically presumptuous to remember that there was already a special prosecutor in place in the Watergate case, and there was evidence (remember Woodward and Bernstein?) that Nixon was a crook.

    (I was a big city news director at the time of Watergate and covered the whole thing…age does have a few advantgaes over youth in this regard)

    After 7-months and no smoking guns, it was telling the leftys at the Colbert show last night APPLAUDED the Comey firing. The implosion of the UNEQUAL LEFT continues.

    Meantime, I applaud Chris Salcedo (*WBAP Dallas, who is the self-described Liberty Loving Latino) who today thanked the ACLU for issuing a “Travel Warning ” about Texas.

    Words to the effect “Heck yes…if you’re an illegal, pass Texas by. If you can’t follow the rule of law, pass Texas by. Go to California…anywhere but here.”

    The Comey firing is not suspect.

    But why there was no probe of the Clinton emails, why no feathering of the family foundation nest from the Russian uranium deal…well yeah, that IS suspect of something.

    Treasonous malfeasance.

  4. And there’s an end game to this DRM thing and it’s ugly.

    Wonder why China wasn’t “western civilization”? They could have been.

    Paper, gunpowder, ocean going ships, they had all those things. They could have at least given Europe a run for their money and probably dominated Asia & the Pacific.

    But they didn’t…because there was no value given to innovation and achievement in terms of science and industry.

    In Europe (and later the USA) a clever guy could improve a process or create a new one and become, if not foully rich, at least middle class.

    Not in China. You were not allowed to rise, no matter what. So why bother?

    If a guy was thought to have promise he might get into the lower ranks of the Chinese civil service or military. His kids could slowly rise. Nice scheme to keep the lid on and society stable.

    But stability is an illusion. It leads to stagnation, always.

    China basically stopped at their equivalent of 1492 and even went backwards a bit. And they paid for it by being pushed around by the Europeans for several centuries. Only now are they somewhat equivalent in tech and manufacturing.

    If the corporations get their way the number of creative tinkerers will steadily drop and new ideas with them. Eventually new problems will emerge and no one will be able to solve them…..game over.

  5. Hmmm.. I wonder.. the pharmaceutical companies think that a patent should be good for as long as they can rape the US Citizens… since our country is the only one where they are openly allowed to do that..
    I find it funny..
    In america the medical industry is one of the only ones that is openly allowed to discriminate.. Price gouge, and keep patents active on vital medications..
    So really why shouldn’t every other industry be allowed the same privileges..

    • and insurance industry since The borders are not really open and allow for a monopoly on their products.
      funny how that is.. they write the bill to benefit themselves.. oh my who would have thought that would happen..
      then make is so long and complex that no one in congress would want to sit down and read it.. all the while having someone buying them martini’s and telling them its a good one trust me..

      • And you forgot goober broadcasting how stupid Americans are. Nancy said you had to pass it to see what’s in it, but we are the stupid ones, obummer met with them hundred of times, but they claimed they didn’t meet with him, Michelle’s friends from Canada who got the obamanocare websites contract, and blew it. Yeah, the total mess of it all and foisting their graft grab on us. Just say no, quit it, go to a health sharing ministry. No fines, no premiums, no deductibles, no BS taking from the givers to give to the takers any longer.

  6. Regarding cholesterol, there seems to be a fair number of people in the medical community who think that the danger of having high levels of cholesterol is unfounded. I can point you to some podcasts and videos if you like, but I am pretty certain you can find them on your own. Also some people who follow a low carb, high fat (ketogenic) diet have had lowered their cholesterol without the use of drugs.

    • believe me, I’m deep into the research…the brain, after all, is largely cholesterol…

      “While the brain constitutes about 2-3% of our total body weight, an impressive 25% of the body’s cholesterol is found in the brain.”

  7. Spoken like a hacked DNC email, brother Jon.
    IRL dozens of our subscribers have made good money on BTCs.
    I don’t know anyone who has made a dime on Comey.
    Do you?>

  8. Yeah. Uh George. What’s the likelihood of getting an ignore option on your comment section.

    19th nervous breakdown’s rinse and repeat is getting to be an annoying circular reference (NO REALLY. LISTEN TO ME. I’M MUCH SMARTER THAN YOU. YOU DON’T SEE WHAT I SEE. WE’RE ALL GOING TO EAT ####).

  9. Hey George is there a market betting system out there for things like Oroville Dam snaps on the 24th of this month

    • Money to be made on doom and gloom—bunkers,dams,and ricinoleic acid

      • Myself ,I will be sitting under a big old shady tree,sipping a cool one,waiting for one of my dogs to alert me when a coyote comes within range,

        Have a good day

        MAY ALL beings be lovingly fulfilled, so be it

  10. 1) Rozenstein did a summary, not the list. In biz we keep things short and a few bullet points Jon, you know that.

    2 As to why noi prosecutions?” because comey did his job “selectively.”

    Until I see a request for more money to probe the Clinton Foundation, all else is drama.

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