Sanding our assholes with 150 grit.

"The Constitution does not guarantee the right to travel by...

...any particular form of transportation."

http://news.com.com/Court+says+ID+checks+at+airports+constitutional/2100-7348_3-6031936.html?tag=nefd.top

Kinda reminds me of DRM.  You can record anything you want as long as it's analog.  You can travel wherever you want without showing ID as long you're walking.
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 27th, 2006 6:07pm
That's different from the original story that I read. What I remember is the airlines said they were complying with legislation, but the legislation was secret and the public were not allowed to see or verify what it said.
Permalink Send private email Ian Boys 
January 27th, 2006 6:12pm
Part of his case was also that they refused to show him the relevant law(s) which required him to show ID.


Then again, when you live in a society which believes that property only exists at the allowance of the State, what'd you expect?
Permalink Send private email KC 
January 27th, 2006 6:13pm
At least with DRM, somewhere hidden in a contract you supposedly executed it says - you don't own this stuff, we own it, you're borrowing it, you agree to bend over and take whatever we give you because you wanna hear our bits.  (Those supposed contracts are BS, which is why I make backups of my DVDs w/ whatever tool *cough* DVDdecryptor *cough* I happen to choose.)  It's not part of our "contract" (ticket) that says we have to have an anal probe to fly, it's a government regulation, yay!

Two other diverging things:

1) this is why I don't fly much, ie not at all if I can avoid it.  We drive Vancovuer to Vegas at least once/year and usually visit relatives in CA by taking a cruise down in the fall.

2) at least here in Canada we're allowed to pirate music because we pay for it - a levy on CDs that goes mostly to Celine Dion.  yay.  Couple weeks ago it was something like
$25 for 50 DVDs  $35 for 50 CD-Rs, but that was $20 for the CDs and $15 for the levy.
Permalink Send private email Ward Bush 
January 27th, 2006 6:15pm
"You can record anything you want as long as it's analog."

Not for long.
http://www.boingboing.net/2005/11/01/hollywood_after_the_.html
Permalink Random aggregation of letters 
January 27th, 2006 6:38pm
I wish creative executives could figure out how to deal with moved cheese. This whole "it's a new world and we're scared" crap is SO old.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
January 27th, 2006 8:08pm
"moved cheese"
Oh-no-you-dinnint!  You did SO not just go there!  OMG! ;-)
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 27th, 2006 9:10pm
I'm prepared to ignore Hollywood as the term IP is misapplied to most of its product.  Prefer a good book from the library anyway :-)
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January 27th, 2006 10:22pm

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