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Subject: more on Progress and Freedom Foundation: Leave DMCA alone, don't permit circumvention! [ip] {v2}

  • From: David Farber <dave@farber.net>
  • To: Ip Ip <ip@v2.listbox.com>
  • Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2005 17:53:58 -0400



Begin forwarded message:

From: Bob Frankston <Bob2-19-0501@bobf.frankston.com>
Date: October 9, 2005 9:07:48 AM EDT
To: dave@farber.net, 'Ip Ip' <ip@v2.listbox.com>
Cc: 'Glenn Fleishman' <glenn@glennf.com>
Subject: RE: more on Progress and Freedom Foundation: Leave DMCA alone, don't permit circumvention! [ip] {v2}



As in any essay, I had to keep it focused. I presume that those who are
knowledgeable would be able to avoid letting Kodak capture their pictures
but the point of the camera is the simplicity and if you buy it for that
then you are trapped.


As in many case the knowledgeable user can create opportunity out of
solutions and, in a sense, it has always been that way. But DMCA makes such
efforts not just difficult but perilous.


Kodak's attempts to maintain and old business model are in keeping with
others who rely on the DMCA to thwart the evolution of the marketplace and
it may be difficult for them to be &quot;nice&quot; because it's about their
survival.


Congress has to learn that the difference between businesses and the
marketplace as a process.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Farber [mailto:dave@farber.net]
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 08:43
To: Ip Ip
Subject: more on Progress and Freedom Foundation: Leave DMCA alone, don't
permit circumvention! [ip] {v2}




Begin forwarded message:

From: Glenn Fleishman <glenn@glennf.com>
Date: October 8, 2005 10:32:00 PM EDT
To: dave@farber.net
Subject: Re: more on Progress and Freedom Foundation: Leave DMCA
alone, don't permit circumvention! [ip] {v2}


Bob Frankston rages:


I recently posted an essay on Kodak's WiFi Camera http://
www.frankston.com/?name=SATNEasyShare -- it turns out that you have
to pay Kodak extra if you actually want to get the bits that
represent the pictures. The more pictures the more it costs per
picture!



I have an EasyShare-One for testing. While it locks users in for Internet uploading to the Kodak EasyShare Gallery (these long marketing names...), you can also easily transfer images in two others ways:

* First, pictures are stored in a normal fashion on a Secure Digital
card and
can be transferred over on any computer that supports card readers.

* Second, the &quot;transfer&quot; feature for the camera lets you use Wi-Fi to
transmit
images across a *local* WLAN to a computer on the same subnet running
Kodak's
included Mac or Windows software. It's almost unique for a company to
release
Mac and Windows software at the same time for a major product release.

I've spoken to the product manager and asked if it were possible that
in a
future firmware release, they'd just add SFTP (Secure FTP that uses
SSH to
secure the control and data transactions). He wouldn't be pinned
down, but
they're definitely going to modify features over time based on consumer
suggestions.

If enough people write Kodak saying they'd buy the camera if it had
SFTP or
WebDAV (with SSL support), etc., perhaps they would make it a priority.
--
Glenn Fleishman
seattle, washington
work and home: glennf.com
wireless data news: wifinetnews.com
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