Tuesday, September 21

ChangeThis :: Digital Rights Management

Changethis.com has put an excellently formatted PDF version of Cory Doctrow's Anti-DRM speach on line. This is one of the best articles around for understanding the DRM debate and as ou can see by the intro below Cory's got a flare for the fun and dramatic. Well worth the read.
Greetings fellow pirates! Arrrrr!

I'm here today to talk to you about copyright, technology and DRM, I work for the Electronic Frontier Foundation on copyright
stuff (mostly), and I live in London. I'm not a lawyer -- I'm a
kind of mouthpiece/activist type, though occasionally they shave
me and stuff me into my Bar Mitzvah suit and send me to a
standards body or the UN to stir up trouble. I spend about three
weeks a month on the road doing completely weird stuff like going
to Microsoft to talk about DRM.

I lead a double life: I'm also a science fiction writer. That
means I've got a dog in this fight, because I've been dreaming of
making my living from writing since I was 12 years old.
Admittedly, my IP-based biz isn't as big as yours, but I
guarantee you that it's every bit as important to me as yours is
to you.

ChangeThis :: Digital Rights Management

BTW, You can also download the text only format here.

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