Rage!

Two posts from Boing Boing today that have already managed to totally ruin my day (as if the cold wasn’t enough to accomplish that feat).

First of all, there’s a report from Kentucky about a high school student who has been arrested for writing a zombie story taking place in a high school.  Evidentally officials have interpreted the story as being a death threat.  It’s a damn zombie story for crying out loud!  Man, everytime I think we can’t sink any lower someone surprises me.

And as if that wasn’t enough, the RIAA is at it again.  Awhile back they lost a case in which they attempted to prove that the first sale doctrine did not apply to promotional materials (yes libraries, you are allowed to use items marked as being for promotional use only).  So what is a greedy and corrupt industry to do?  Change the rules for resellers aparently.  According to the Boingboing post this morning a number of states have begun passing laws that do just that.  “In Florida, for example, anyone attempting to sell used CDs to a retailer must present identification and be fingerprinted, and any retailer looking to sell those same CDs must apply for a permit and submit a $10,000 bond with the Department of Agriculture and Human Services”.

Thank God for zombie video games let me tell you, I have got to blow off some steam.

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