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[liberationtech] WC3 and DRM

LilBambi lilbambi at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 18:32:00 PDT 2013


And as we all know, DRM doesn't keep out or prevent hacking, but it
does impede the normal citizen from doing what they want to do with
what they buy.

Cory Doctorow's DRM Talk at Microsoft is still quite relevant. So much
so that I actually placed a copy of it on my blog since 2004:

http://bambismusings.wordpress.com/drm-talk/

Which was reprinted from here: http://craphound.com/msftdrm.txt

On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 1:14 PM, Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 07/25/2013 07:14 AM, Mitar wrote:
>>
>> Hi!
>>
>> Some very good arguments *for* DRM on the web:
>>
>> http://unitscale.com/mb/bomb-in-the-garden/
>
>
> Sure. It's also _necessarily_ an argument against free software operating
> systems as well as an argument against general purpose computing.
>
> It is both of these things because if you want to make things that have
> zero marginal cost expensive, you must make it impossible for the user
> to remove the nuisances that are preventing him/her from copy/pasting.
> And to do that you must first make it impossible for the user to control
> their device, (i.e., use their computer).
>
> And Jesus said, "Control the distribution of the bread and fish and we will
> have a sustainable business model for the web."
>
> -Jonathan
>
>
>>
>>
>> Mitar
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