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Paul Eberhart
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Goddamnit.
When you're doing civil rights demonstration, your job is to not fuck up in ways that will invalidate your cause for everyone else.
(Also, what the fuck was a minor doing on a "sugar daddy" website?)
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TA (and various successors) are always lovely.
Of the successors, I think my favorite is actually Spring (The FOSS one), though I have SupCom and Planetary Annihilation (From way back during the crowd fund, haven't loaded it up recently.)

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Whut.
Well, this time the creators are on board, so maybe it'll be good.
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Yesssss.
Secret or pay-to-know laws (and judicial precedents are definitely laws) are completely unacceptable.
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Oh. Well that explains a lot.
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Nice. I wonder if any change will be effected, or if the programs will continue under double-secret approval, and whether anyone will be held accountable, or if those responsible will all slither away under a veil of "we didn't know indiscriminate, invasive mass surveillance wasn't allowed."
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'member kids, purchased "digital goods" are merely rentals unless and until you have a DRM-free copy on a storage medium you control, and even that is tenuous because of the shifty resale doctrine.

Value them accordingly.
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Ugh.
At least we'll get to watch it fall apart from afar. "Contact your MEP" geofences for most content services, content "providers" switching their story to "wait wait wait we didn't mean it," then shriveling up and dying because the services simply stop linking them, just like happened when Spain and Germany tried it... hopefully it will be an instructive disaster, they clearly didn't learn from precedent this time.
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Wasn't there an antitrust settlement a few years ago about almost exactly this kind of behavior? Now Apple is doing it with Safari, Microsoft is doing it with Edge, and Google is trying to redirect users of its services into Chrome (where they will be automatically logged in), not to mention the fucked-up situation on the various fondleslab type devices.

Clearly this kind of behavior is not being adequately penalized.
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It's heartening that coercive, jailed, consumption-first devices haven't been more successful at eroding the general-purpose computer market than they have.
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