John, no need to be so alarmist, this is KDE, look at the options:
Why is it enabled by default?
Also, “look at the option” can take a full day of work in your average KDE application.
>Why is it enabled by default?
Because kde maintainers of your distro thinks OK on it.
There are good arguments to both have it enabled and disabled by default. In this case, upstream get to choose, and I respect that.
maybe the error message should provide a link to the settings box to uncheck it so that people that don’t read this blog know it’s an option instead of instantly getting pissed off about it.
> maybe the error message should provide a link to the
> settings box to uncheck it so that people that don’t read
> this blog know it’s an option instead of instantly getting
> pissed off about it.
Good point. I didn’t realize you can turn it on/off either.
If KDE is going to make it a configuration option, they should mention it in the dialog.
What’s even more stupid is that this is, in fact, DRM, and a _perfect_ example of it. This will not going to stop determined pirates (who will know how to uncheck the box), but it will stop Average Joe from getting his work done under fair use, since he doesn’t understand that it’s configurable.
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