Thursday, 29 September 2011

Paraphrasing Heritage Minister James Moore

What he said:
He said the Conservatives would rather let the market resolve consumer reaction to digital locks, suggesting if many buyers balk at them, companies would offer alternatives. “The movie industry has digital locks on some films and not others ... An informed consumer makes the right choices. If people don’t want to buy a piece of software or a movie that has a digital lock, the don’t have to,”

Let's apply that to another area of government regulation and see if that logic holds:
"It is not in the best interest of companies to sell dangerous products that kill consumers, so CSA guidelines are unnecessary. We'll let the market decide what is safe and what is unsafe."

Yeah I don't trust companies to have my best interests in mind either.


Ken Breadner said...

What they don't seem to understand is that this approach will drive piracy through the roof.

Catelli said...

"There's no place for the state in the homes of the nation"

I am quite pissed that I am being told what I can and cannot do with products that I have purchased and therefore own. But we don't "own" things anymore if the manufacturer says we don't. Their rights trump ours.