The Null Device


Finally, after a long absence, Lev's back, and posting more weirdness, scandal and various gangsterism.


Yes! Electronics giant Philips, owners of the "Compact Disc" marque and patents, stands up against copy-denial mechanisms. Philips may refuse to license the CD marque to copy-restricted discs (on the grounds that, technically speaking, they are not legitimate Red Book audio discs).

(Ironically enough, up until the late 1990s, Philips owned the PolyGram music group, whose elements now comprise the bulk of copy-denial zealots Universal.)