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Event on Saturday to get DRM out of the Boston Public Library [Feb. 7th, 2008|11:04 am]
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DefectiveByDesign.org has announced an action against libraries that support DRM on their collections. Boston locals can join them this Saturday from 1pm to 3pm at the Boston Public Library's main branch, and non-locals are encouraged to stage an action against their own library if it's using DRM.

Read story at Digg

(I'll be there.)

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[User Picture]From: anotherthink
2008-02-07 08:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, these are pretty good ideas, though there are some practical difficulties with enforcement of some of them.

There's also going to be disagreement about what rights the consumer should end up with; I'd like there to be generous provisions for sampling and remixing, but not everyone is going to agree with that, and even if they did you have to be able to determine what is a legitimate remix and what is essentially flat-out copying with a token change.

But yeah, definitely this would be better than the current system :).
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[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2008-02-07 08:55 pm (UTC)
I'd like there to be generous provisions for sampling and remixing, but not everyone is going to agree with that, and even if they did you have to be able to determine what is a legitimate remix and what is essentially flat-out copying with a token change.


As long as the Tom-Tom Club gets their royalties. :-)
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