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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

MLB rips off fans

Thanks to Carlos for tipping me off to this story. Disgusting, but not surprising.

4 Comments:

Blogger Tom said...

Not surprising in any way. I think the same consultants who work for the DNC and the DCCC are with Major League Baseball.

10:15 AM, November 07, 2007

 
Blogger Crotchbat said...

more on how DRM spoils the fun for everyone:

http://www.eff.org/issues/drm

10:46 AM, November 07, 2007

 
Anonymous Duck said...

If I hadn't already decided to never, EVER buy anything with DRM on it ...

11:13 AM, November 07, 2007

 
Blogger YourFriendFrank said...

Seems (from the followup NYT article) that they are on the way to a sort-of fix.

In searching for my own name this week, one of the top hits for me was on "rapleaf.com". WTF?

I found that it purports to "help you build your reputation and manage your privacy".

Oh, bullshit.

They are trolling the Web for people's personal information, linking their names with email addresses, and then seeing what networks those email addresses belong to.

Have they paid me for this privilege? No.

Of course, you can get removed from the website (which you never asked to be on) if you join their site.

So, your options are for them to use you as a site entry, or you can get used to promote the fact they have "9 million members" or whatever they will claim to have months from now. And then your info will be "private". Clever.

I thought it was private in the first place?

Maybe not a big deal, but it pisses me off. Can a listing of everyone's web searches, neatly catalogued, be far behind?

P.S. I've decided not to join their website, just mess with the "facts" they are pulling from other sites, for now...

1:51 PM, November 10, 2007

 

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