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Matt Haughey, who was Creative Commons’ first designer, writes about an annoying encounter with copyright paranoia in a distinctly non-digital field:
Last year I moved into a new house with a big backyard, but the yard faces directly south, so it bakes in the summertime. I decided to find a local architect to help build a small shade patio off the back, and in the process I learned a lot about how far-reaching copyright law hits everyday people.
In addition to keeping homeowners from plans, in the future rulers and other measuring devices should be DRM-
endisabled so that plans may not be reverse engineered, otherwise architects will have no incentive to design new houses! Right?