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Saturday, June 19, 2004

Saudis Kill al Quaeda Executioners

The Saudi government is claimed to have killed four al Quaeda operatives responsible for beheading American hostage Paul Johnson Jr. Four down, far too many to go. Couldn't happen to a nicer group of people. Apparently they don't realize that beheading Americans just stiffens our resolve to wipe al Quaeda off the planet.

A Google search turned up an interesting site called Jihad Watch. They post articles about al Quaeda and other "jihads" that various groups around the world have against the U.S. Obviously the site maintainer has strong opinions on these things. He seems to be to al Quaeda what Groklaw is to SCO, if I can use a comparison like that. As much as I dislike SCO, I loathe comparing them to bin Laden's cronies.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Velvet Revolver CD Copy Protected

Well, I was considering getting the Velvet Revolver CD, but now I won't be. reports that the CD contains SunnComm copy protection. A BMG executive was arrogant enough to say, "We're thrilled with the results we've seen and the apparent consumer acceptance." It's more like "People don't know about it yet, so I haven't been lynched." I would hope that everyone who bought the CD would call BMG and SunnComm and ask why they took the liberty of illegally disallowing their fair use rights. I'm all for buying the music I listen to, but this kind of crap makes me begin to wonder if the industry is just begging for piracy. Thanks Slashdot.

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