Friday, February 13, 2009

Apple, MPAA, RIAA Attack DRM Circumvention Requests

Via Ars Technica -

Every three years, the Copyright Office hosts a rulemaking in which it considers specific exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's (DMCA) rules against circumventing DRM, and the comments are now in for the current round. This year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has pushed hard for an exemption on jailbreaking the Apple iPhone, allowing people to install and run applications of their choice that don't come from the official App Store. Now, Apple has responded with a ringing defense of DRM and its business practices, siding with groups like the MPAA and RIAA against exemptions.


Apple is right! This is part of their ongoing business model....a business model that wholly consists of stepping on people's legal rights to make a buck or two...or a million.

DRM = Defective By Design

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