Thursday, February 20, 2003

Slippery Slope
This is disappointing.

This is fascinating.

"But the philosophical war really runs deeper than mere resistance to government control. One way to understand this is to look at how the content industries talk about individuals as compared to how the Tech industries do. The content industries refer to "consumers." The Tech industries refer to "users.""

It get's better.

"But because the Tech Faction's approach to their customer base is different, they find the universal-DRM approach anathema. To them, the digital world is one in which users are generally empowered to do whatever they want with digital tools, except to the extent that copyrighted works are walled off by DRM. But to the Content Faction, the digital world isn't safe unless every digital tool also functions as a kind of copyright policeman."

I just joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation because of this.


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