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Yet another weird SF fan
 

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

If Information Really Wants to Be Free …

… why wouldn't it include your credit-card number (seen via Boing Boing)?

Memletics is one of those dime-a-dozen companies selling a product it promises will teach "accelerated learning" and how to "remember more." What makes Memletics remarkable is the digital rights management (DRM) scheme it uses on its books. The company's main product is a training manual that explains the "Memletics advanced learning system" -- and if you loan it to a friend, you do so at considerable personal risk. You see, Mimletic prints out your "name, address, telephone number, credit card number, and other information" on every tenth page of the e-book. The truly amazing part is that the company does this with its printed manuals too.
I think they're trying to call a bluff. Are the copyleftists always in favor of freedom of information?

1 Comments:

Blogger Kent said...

I'm sure that freedom of information is an important driving source behind such copyleft initiatives as PGP.
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10:18 AM  

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