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[liberationtech] Auto expiring document/files & 'rights to be forgotten'

Carolyn Anhalt carolyn at anhalt.org
Thu Jan 26 09:29:19 PST 2012


Does it involve people without printers? Or memories?

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Frank Corrigan
<email at franciscorrigan.com>wrote:

> Thanks I thought as much, but lets say the threat model does not involve
> those with the capacity to circumvent DRM?
>
> Frank
>
> ----- Original message -----
> From: "Meredith L. Patterson" <clonearmy at gmail.com>
> To: "Frank Corrigan" <email at franciscorrigan.com>
> Cc: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
> Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:20:35 -0500
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Auto expiring document/files & 'rights to
> be forgotten'
>
> What you are asking is impossible, whether open-source or proprietary.
> Give up now and save yourself the effort, heartbreak and pain.
>
> --mlp
>
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Frank Corrigan
> <email at franciscorrigan.com> wrote:
> > Does anyone know of any free resource that can make a PDF document, for
> > instance, inaccessible after a certain data, Most Digital Rights
> > Management (DRM) software prices are too prohibitive to make them a
> > practical solution to individuals.
> >
> > This request is being prompted by a desire to find a practical way to
> > use rights to be forgotten, such as the new European Data Protection
> > proposals on
> >
> http://www.digitaltrends.com/international/do-you-have-the-right-to-be-forgotten-eu-citizens-may-soon/
> >
> > Of course there are ways to overcome document based DRM, but an open
> > source version could be useful to at least add a layer of privacy
> > protection to documents shared online, particularly when they contain
> > personal identifiers that unwittingly could become a risk to individuals
> > at a later date.
> >
> > Frank
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