Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Russian way

While American legislators work to promote freedom of speech, Russian legislators do it in their special way:
"Russian parliament was introduced a bill proposing to register information on each unit transfers of video/audio compilation, software and database on any medium. In addition, manufacturers will be allowed to sell equipment designed for copying listed information (such as typewriters CD and DVD drives), only those with a license for it. Approval of the bill could result in serious problems for the equipment manufacturers as well as for ordinary users who have to register even video recording made by a mobile phone. "
In short, welcome Orwell's 1984.

In my opinion it could be one of the two, or both:
First option is ground checking, what if
Second is a public relations stunt. To make Putin and his heir to be seen as a better alternative. Putin will come as a knight in shiny armor and "save Russia" from evil plot.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, the hardware for the task is already there. But with usual Russian slovenliness, the task will never get done, so the software/movies/song thieves can sleep easy ;-)

Woland said...

Snoop, it is not about:
1) Slovenliness - the task is impossible.
2) It is not about piracy either.