January 01, 2012

DRM and Control Over Our Own Computers is a Human Rights Issue

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If we lose the ability to completely control computers we own, these machine can, and will, be used to put us under constant surveillance. If that happens, computers will have completed a trajectory from contributing to human freedom and making the Iron Curtain look like a rusty sieve, to fulfilling the 1984 telescreen vision of pervasive monitoring of every activity of every person.

DRM isn't just a copyright issue, it is a human rights issue.

-- Zigurd Mednieks in response to BoingBoing about the Coming War on General Purpose Computing referencing a talk by Cory Doctorow.

BTW.. why can't we deep link to a person's post in Google+ ? If we can, it's not obvious.

Posted by Mary Hodder at January 1, 2012 09:29 AM | TrackBack
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