[linux-elitists] DRM and user rights
Seth David Schoen
Wed Dec 31 00:26:52 PST 2003
Don Marti writes:
> For the first time, a DRM organization is mentioning user rights.
> Leonardo Chiariglione is back in the spotlight:
> On the one hand, it's an important admission that DRM schemes have
> public policy consequences. If this establishes a precedent for
> future DRM proposals, it could make some conversations happen before
> the jump into new formats that now happen afterward.
> (_Consumer Reports_, for example, is amazingly, blissfully unaware
> of the functionality that DRM takes away from devices it reviews.
> Watching CR review media devices is like watching cattle review
> slaughterhouse ramps for non-slip planks and secure guardrails.
> I'm surprised EFF hasn't sent at least a small clue their way.)
This is also discussed from a different point of view at
(linked from Boing Boing today).
The "Freedom Column" or "User Innovation" column would be a great
addition to reviews.
Seth David Schoen <firstname.lastname@example.org> | Very frankly, I am opposed to people
http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/ | being programmed by others.
http://vitanuova.loyalty.org/ | -- Fred Rogers (1928-2003),
| 464 U.S. 417, 445 (1984)
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