Why DRM systems are a bad idea and the freedom to tinker

Here’s a great speech given at Microsoft by Cory Doctorow from the EFF. The real question is how it was received by those as the MegaCorp (hopefully well).

This fits in nicely with (and includes a reference to) Princeton professor Edward Felten who gave the keynote this morning at the ResNet Conference. Yikes, it was at 9 am EST (hello 6 am for those of us from the West Coast), but well worth it to have someone remind ResNet professionals from around the country the importance of the freedom to tinker, “your freedom to understand, discuss, repair, and modify the technological devices you own.”

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