Ian Betteridge


Pluralistic “If buying isn’t owning, piracy isn’t stealing”

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Pluralistic: “If buying isn’t owning, piracy isn’t stealing” (08 Dec 2023) – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow:

In Poland, a team of security researchers at the OhMyHack conference just presented their teardown of the anti-repair features in NEWAG Impuls locomotives. NEWAG boobytrapped their trains to try and detect if they’ve been independently serviced, and to respond to any unauthorized repairs by bricking themselves

If you ever needed to see an example of quite how insane the “IP protection” laws are, this is probably it.