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The Register: Lessig, Stallman on 'Open Source' DRM

Apr 17, 2006, 18:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"When Sun trumpeted its 'open source DRM' last month, no one at first noticed an unusual name amongst the canned quotes. Lending his support to the rights enforcement technology was Free Software Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation board member, and Software Freedom Law Center director, Professor Lawrence Lessig. A name usually associated with the unrestricted exchange of digital media.

"Debian activist and copyright campaigner Benjamin Mako Hill noticed, and thought this was odd. 'The fact that the software is 'open source' is hardly good enough,' he wrote, 'if the purpose of the software is to take away users' freedom--in precisely the way that DRM does...'"

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