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The Register: Lessig, Stallman on ‘Open Source’ DRM

“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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