[kwlug-disc] are you going to be a criminal?

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Thu Jun 3 17:43:05 EDT 2010


On Thu, 2010-06-03 at 17:34 -0400, Chris Frey wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 03, 2010 at 05:13:08PM -0400, Lori Paniak wrote:
> > 
> > I think this attempt (third try?) is coming pretty close to being
> > acceptable.  All that is needed is a clause allowing lock circumvention
> > for personal purposes.  
> 
> Rather, remove the whole idea of digital locks being legally enforcable in
> the first place.
> 
> Digital locks enforced by law are the equivalent of a two-class copyright
> system.  Those that make the locks make the rules, regardless of how
> balanced the rest of the copyright act is.
> 
> - Chris
> 

Unfortunately, the reality of the treaty obligations does not allow for
such an enlightened position.

DRM exists and will continue to exist for the foreseeable future.  I
think the best we can hope for is to make sure it does not trump our
rights to make personal choices. 
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