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New Anti DRM campaign Launched By EFF
« on: January 21, 2015, 11:52:15 pm »
I have copied the entire article here  :)

https://www.eff.org/press/releases/cory-doctorow-rejoins-eff-eradicate-drm-everywhere

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Longtime Digital Rights Champion to Liberate Users from Digital Locks that Restrict Our Tech

San Francisco - Leading digital rights champion and author Cory Doctorow has rejoined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to battle the pervasive use of dangerous digital rights management (DRM) technologies that threaten users' security and privacy, distort markets, confiscate public rights, and undermine innovation.

Doctorow will be a special consultant to the Apollo 1201 Project, a mission to eradicate DRM in our lifetime. Apollo 1201 will challenge the use of DRM as well as the legal structures that support it.

"Apollo was a decade-long plan to do something widely viewed as impossible: go to the moon. Lots of folks think it's impossible to get rid of DRM. But it needs to be done," said Doctorow. "Unless we can be sure that our computers do what we tell them, and don't have sneaky programs designed to take orders from some distant corporation, we can never trust them. It's the difference between 'Yes, master' and 'I CAN'T LET YOU DO THAT DAVE.'"

Working in the United States and across the globe, Doctorow will accelerate the movement to repeal laws protecting DRM, assist EFF with DRM-related litigation, and work with industry to kick-start a vibrant market in viable, legal alternatives to digital locks.

For many years, EFF has fought the use of DRM technologies, explaining that such technologies—as well as the laws that support them—impede innovation, security, and basic user rights and expectations, while failing to inhibit copyright infringement. One example of this lose-lose proposition is Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which generally prohibits unlocking "access controls" like DRM. That ban was meant to deter illegal copying of software, but many companies have misused the law to chill competition, free speech, and fair use. Software is in all kinds of devices, from cars to coffee-makers to alarm clocks. If that software is locked down by DRM, tinkering, repairing, and re-using those devices can lead to legal risk.

Section 1201 has also put a dangerous chill on security researchers, who face potential legal penalties for finding and disclosing critical flaws in systems—from smartphones to home automation. As a result, the public gets to find out about compromising vulnerabilities too late, or not at all.

"We've seen DRM misused again and again, whether it's to thwart competition in printer-ink cartridges, to prevent videogame fans from modifying their consoles, or to block consumers from reading the parts' specifications on their own cars," said EFF Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry. "Cory has an unparalleled ability to show the public how bad copyright policy tramples on everyone's rights."

Doctorow worked for EFF for four years as its European Affairs Coordinator, and in 2007, he won EFF's Pioneer Award for his body of work on digital civil liberties. He's the originator of "Doctorow's Law," which has helped many around the world understand the dangers of DRM: "Anytime someone puts a lock on something you own, against your wishes, and doesn't give you the key, they're not doing it for your benefit."

"No matter how noble your cause, you can't advance it by insisting that computers everywhere be equipped with spyware to stop people from running the 'wrong' code," said Doctorow. "The bad guys will still figure out how to run that code, and everyone else will end up with critical infrastructure that, by design, treats them as untrustable attackers and, by design, lets remote parties covertly seize control of the computers around them. We all deserve a better future—one without DRM."


I agree that we do all deserve better, however the issue is with the greedy money grabbing corporations that create faux monopolies and sit back enjoying unearned revenues that both damage the creativity marketplace and stymie new entrants to such closed markets.

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Re: New Anti DRM campaign Launched By EFF
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 12:37:40 pm »
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It's the difference between 'Yes, master' and 'I CAN'T LET YOU DO THAT DAVE.'"

...interesting tidbit? (spoiler warning for those who havent seen 2001) hal cant let dave do what he wants because of the error in logic of having to hide something from the crew and being programmed to not tell lies.... the conclusion is to get rid of the humans so there will be noone to lie to....

...a little like how its possible to watch a bluray without encrypting the stream all the way to the monitor (hdcp is the dumbest thing ive ever heard of).... one has to 'lie' to the commercial operating systems by hacking out the DRM encryption... technically "illegal" at the moment but they did say 'in our lifetimes' so lets see how this goes...

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