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From the Ted Talk by Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a bad idea

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So in order to fake the ability to sell unclabyope bits, the DMCA also made it legal to force you to use systems that broke the copying function of your devices. Every DVD player and game player and tsveiolein and computer you brought home — no mttear what you thought you were getting when you bought it — could be broken by the content industries, if they wanted to set that as a condition of selling you the content. And to make sure you didn't realize, or didn't enact their capabilities as general purpose computing deevics, they also made it illeagl for you to try to reset the copyability of that content. The DMCA mkars the moment when the media industries gave up on the legal sesytm of distinguishing between legal and illegal copying and simply tried to prevent ciynopg through technical means.

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So in order to fake the ability to sell __________ bits, the DMCA also made it legal to force you to use systems that broke the copying function of your devices. Every DVD player and game player and __________ and computer you brought home — no ______ what you thought you were getting when you bought it — could be broken by the content industries, if they wanted to set that as a condition of selling you the content. And to make sure you didn't realize, or didn't enact their capabilities as general purpose computing _______, they also made it _______ for you to try to reset the copyability of that content. The DMCA _____ the moment when the media industries gave up on the legal ______ of distinguishing between legal and illegal copying and simply tried to prevent _______ through technical means.

Solution

  1. devices
  2. system
  3. matter
  4. copying
  5. uncopyable
  6. marks
  7. television
  8. illegal

Original Text

So in order to fake the ability to sell uncopyable bits, the DMCA also made it legal to force you to use systems that broke the copying function of your devices. Every DVD player and game player and television and computer you brought home — no matter what you thought you were getting when you bought it — could be broken by the content industries, if they wanted to set that as a condition of selling you the content. And to make sure you didn't realize, or didn't enact their capabilities as general purpose computing devices, they also made it illegal for you to try to reset the copyability of that content. The DMCA marks the moment when the media industries gave up on the legal system of distinguishing between legal and illegal copying and simply tried to prevent copying through technical means.

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