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WFTL Bytes! for Oct 20, 2008 : More evil, Microsoft, lawsuits, copy-protection, waste, DMCA, Bill C-61, and OS Choices

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Oct 20, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagné. Today's stories include evil in our governments (US and Canada), Microsoft threatens again, why copy protection is stupid, the cost of policing P2P in schools, and making good OS choices.


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Links to stories covered today

Costs of policing P2P networks : http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/10/20/p2p
Canadian election bad for opponents of DMCA : http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/19/2147246
Why good people make bad OS choices : http://blogs.computerworld.com/why_good_people_make_bad_os_choices
Microsoft says "Sign up or get sued" : http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20081018165715723
25 arguments against copy-protection : http://technologizer.com/2008/10/13/copy-protection/