Portugal passes the world's first reasonable DRM law


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/23/law-no-36-2017.html


#2

Portugal also has a sensible attitude to drugs. They seem to be doing something right.


#3

Much less drugs?

Not what I would do but hey, the data doesn’t lie.


#4

I applaud the Portugese lawmakers for doing this! :+1: :clap:

Now I hope Europe (and the rest of the world) will follow this example.


#5

Would the smaller amount of drugs used be the cause of the sensible attitude towards drugs or could it maybe be the other way around?


#6

Does this mean Portugal will now attract all scared but serious security researchers?

To benefit from this protection, do you need to work there? Live there? Never leave there again?


#7

That’s what I’d like to know, good point!


#8

Looks like Portugal has some means of preventing special interests from shitting all over people’s rights…

Might pay to look into that; see if this secret weapon can be duplicated elsewhere.


#9

It appears to be the other way around. Portugal had a huge drug problem, and was completely failing to restrain it using USA-style jackboot tactics… just like everyone else… and then they got smart.


#10

That seems cart/horse, and speaking of which, there’s a man I gotta go see…


#11

That’s what I thought, thanks for backing it up with numbers and graphs!


#12

Shhhhhhh. Please keep it down with the Portugal is so cool talk. I seriously want to move to Lisbon or Porto in the next few years and I don’t want a bunch of expat assholes other than me there.


#13

Don’t worry. US foreign policy will take care of all that. Can’t continue to be the leader of the “free” world if somebody other than you has a success you can’t sabotage.


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