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OK so this is what we were banging on about when we said the Digital Economy Act was idiotic and damaging

Today’s entry in the Linux Mint blog contains the news that due to legislation demanded by Hollywood lobbyists, a major distribution channel for Linux Mint’s (legitimate) software has been forcibly closed down. We’ll have a look at the Linux Mint blog post (quoted in full) first. I’m aware that many people may not be aware of the exact implications of this news, or why it’s such a bad thing, so a non-techie explanation follows.

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