FC: Hollywood wants to plug "analog hole," regulate A-D converters

Carl Ellison cme at acm.org
Wed May 29 20:35:00 EDT 2002

At 01:14 PM 5/29/2002 -0500, Michael_Heyman at NAI.com wrote:
>> From: Pete Chown [mailto:Pete.Chown at skygate.co.uk]
>> Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2002 8:05 AM
>> David G. Koontz wrote:
>> > Can you imagine watermarks on billboard advertisements?  How
>> > subliminal.
>> Actually this would be weird.  Suppose digital cameras had to
>> be fitted with a watermark detection system.  Suddenly, we 
>> have lost a much more fundamental fair use right -- the right 
>> to include copyright material as an incidental part of a
>> photograph. [SNIP]
>I would like to buy some watermarked cloths please. Then I could be
>invisible :-)

Cover your car with them, for running red lights that are monitored
by cameras!

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