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Gabe / on Fri, Mar 15 2002 at 10:46 am

Pissing people off in the digital age.

The Bnetd issue is the hot topic of discussion again in our forum. I’ve already said right here exactly how I feel about it so I don’t see any reason to go into that again. However I would like to mention something about the EFF. In there press release they offer a link to our cartoon on the subject. I mailed Tim Jung and let him know that without our new posts on the topic the comic strip was out of context. He was very cool about it and removed the link right away. He sent me a couple e-mails asking why I don’t agree with them but he wasn’t really a dick about it. I felt like the problem had been resolved. Then I got a mail from Will Doherty. I’ll just post it here so you can see it:

Dear Mike Krahulik,

We received your email regarding linking from the EFF press
release on the bnetd case to the Penny Arcade cartoon
on that case.

Linking is a lawful activity and EFF does not intend to
remove this link from the press release or from our
website.

Will Doherty
Online Idiot / Dickless Wonder
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Web http://www.eff.org

Electronic Frontier Foundation - Protecting rights in the digital age

This guy actually put the link BACK in the press release! It had already been taken out, the whole situation was cool and then this guy goes and fucks it all up again. I am seriously done thinking about the Bnetd issue but this got me pissed off again. Not at Bnetd but at people like this idiot who think that just because it’s legal to do something that means its okay. What the hell ever happened to common fucking courtesy?  I told him if he liked linking so much he should link to our rants on the subject but of course he didn’t want to do that. He wants it to look like we agree with the EFF which we clearly do not. Needless to say we resolved the issue in our own special way but it still bothers me.  I am not exactly sure who’s rights they are “protecting in the digital age”. It certainly wasn’t mine and it sure as hell aint Blizzards.

Our PSO weekend kicks off tomorrow and I am all tingly just thinking about it. Here are the details:

- We will be playing PSO version 1. If you have version 2 you are welcome to join us though.
- We will be playing on ship Miranda block 4.
- Put PA or PA related stuff in your games title so that we can all find each other.
- We will be jumping around between games that have space. At certain times we will also create games. We will announce the name of the game we are in on the forum in a special thread called PA PSO WEEKEND.
- We will be playing all goddamned weekend. We will have to sleep but other than that we’ll be in the PSO world.
- If you do not have an ISP try nocharge.com. They are a free ISP with access numbers all over and I know for a fact they work with your DC.
- Even though we are not one of the “official” SegaNet Free For all Weekend events it would still be cool if you registered to show your support.

I think that’s about everything. I have a 24 pack of Sprite in the fridge and I’m ready to play me some PSO. See you all there tomorrow.

The King of Fighters 2001 is out.

-Gabe out


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