Defective by Design


The Phoenix on the FC.o vid contest

Submitted by Gregory Heller on Mon, 2006-09-25 15:48

The Phoenix ran a piece on's video conference related to October 3rd:

But if you’re a consumer, it’s more accurate to say it stands for Digital Restrictions Management. (Or, in the case of Sony-BMG’s roo tk it, which deposits all manner of intrusive and concealed software on a user’s computer, Digital Restrictions Malware.) “It prevents you from using the content that you have bought the way you want to,” says Nelson Pavlosky, co-founder of the international student movement “And because there are laws against circumventing this copy protection, uses that would otherwise be legal suddenly become illegal. If I wanted to make a back-up copy of a CD that I bought, which is legal under fair use, the DRM physically stops me — and the laws that enforce DRM legally stop me.”

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Guerrilla DbD DRM Awareness Raising Campaign (aka DbD DRM-ARC)

Submitted by Mulholland on Sun, 2006-09-03 07:33