Portugal passes the world's first reasonable DRM law

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

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

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Much less drugs?

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

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

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

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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?

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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?

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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