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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

"DRM is Used to Lock in, Control and Spy on Users" - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on November 8, 2016 C: 5 Breaking In a scathing critique, the Free Software Foundation is urging the U.S. Government to drop the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions which protect DRM. The foundation argues that DRM is a violation of users' rights, which under the guise of copyright protection is used to harm, control and spy on people."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

This lawsuit could be the beginning of the end for DRM | Defective by Design - 1 views

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    Submitted by Zak Rogoff on August 17, 2016 - 9:20am Our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently filed a lawsuit challenging Section 1201 of the US's Digital Millenium Copyright Act, which provides legal reinforcement to the technical shackles of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM). Defective by Design applauds this lawsuit and agrees with the EFF that Section 1201 violates the right to freedom of speech. We hope that excising Section 1201 from US law can be the beginning of the end for DRM.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The World Wide Web Consortium is being followed by protests | Defective by Design - 0 views

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    "Submitted by Zak Rogoff on September 15, 2016 - 9:18am Next week, demonstrators will gather at a meeting of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in Lisbon, Portugal. They will make the same demand that we made at the last major W3C meeting in March: stop streaming companies from inserting Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) into the HTML standard on which the Web is based."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Intl. Day Against DRM is Tuesday -- share this graphic now | Defective by Design - 0 views

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    "Submitted by Zak Rogoff on April 29, 2016 - 8:54am Just a quick reminder that the International Day Against DRM is coming up this Tuesday, May 3rd. This is the tenth anniversary of the Day, and we're burning the candle at both ends, winding for up for a momentous day of "
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    "Submitted by Zak Rogoff on April 29, 2016 - 8:54am Just a quick reminder that the International Day Against DRM is coming up this Tuesday, May 3rd. This is the tenth anniversary of the Day, and we're burning the candle at both ends, winding for up for a momentous day of "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

What is MPEG DASH? - Streaming Media Magazine - 0 views

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    "MPEG DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP)"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Firefox's adoption of closed-source DRM breaks my heart | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "I understand the pressure to support commercial video - but the browser makers can do more to defend free and open software Mozilla foundation Mozilla is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to free its users - so it's not unreasonable to hold it to a higher standard than commercial rivals. Photograph: Mozilla Cory Doctorow Wednesday 14 May 2014 18.00 BST"
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    "I understand the pressure to support commercial video - but the browser makers can do more to defend free and open software Mozilla foundation Mozilla is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to free its users - so it's not unreasonable to hold it to a higher standard than commercial rivals. Photograph: Mozilla Cory Doctorow Wednesday 14 May 2014 18.00 BST"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

International Day Against DRM is Wednesday, May 6th 2015 | Defective by Design - 0 views

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    "On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, activists across the world will come together to say no to Digital Restrictions Management. You can read about last year's actions here. Day Against DRM 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh See how you can get involved leading up to the Day, by planning an event or an individual action."
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    "On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, activists across the world will come together to say no to Digital Restrictions Management. You can read about last year's actions here. Day Against DRM 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh See how you can get involved leading up to the Day, by planning an event or an individual action."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Guide to DRM-Free Living | Defective by Design - 0 views

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    "Welcome to the guide to living DRM-free. Please submit corrections and new items for the guide by adding it to the LibrePlanet wiki (you will need to register and login first) or emailing us at info@defectivebydesign.org. If you are involved with a DRM-free media project, we encourage you to use the DRM-free logo and link to this site. This guide lists any suppliers of digital media provide files free of DRM and do not require the use of proprietary software. Suppliers that have some DRM-free media or DRM-free options will be accepted if they differentiate between files which are DRM-free and those that are not. Certain suppliers may promote non-free software, but we will include warnings and instructions on how to avoid the software. Y"
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    "Welcome to the guide to living DRM-free. Please submit corrections and new items for the guide by adding it to the LibrePlanet wiki (you will need to register and login first) or emailing us at info@defectivebydesign.org. If you are involved with a DRM-free media project, we encourage you to use the DRM-free logo and link to this site. This guide lists any suppliers of digital media provide files free of DRM and do not require the use of proprietary software. Suppliers that have some DRM-free media or DRM-free options will be accepted if they differentiate between files which are DRM-free and those that are not. Certain suppliers may promote non-free software, but we will include warnings and instructions on how to avoid the software. Y"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple Patents Technology to Legalize P2P Sharing | TorrentFreak * - 1 views

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    "This means that transferring files between devices is only possible if these support Apple's licensing scheme. That's actually a step backwards from the DRM-free music that's sold in most stores today." [* What 'Apple's licensing scheme' -closed source- can hide?]
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    "This means that transferring files between devices is only possible if these support Apple's licensing scheme. That's actually a step backwards from the DRM-free music that's sold in most stores today." [* What 'Apple's licensing scheme' -closed source- can hide?]
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    A business method software patent combining old elements that are all prior art, including DRM. Yech! "... a patent that makes it possible to license P2P sharing" really puts a spin on reality. If the methods were in the public domain, anyone could use them without a license. That's equivalent to to saying "a government-granted monopoly with the power but no responsibility to collect money from anyone who wants to invade the monopoly's protected rights" and presenting that fact as some sort of tremendous philanthropic act by Apple. On software patent claims as prior art and obvious, see my legal memo on that topic here. http://goo.gl/5X8Kg9
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple's Insistence On DRM And Other Restrictions Means EFF's New App Is Android-Only | ... - 1 views

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    "from the eff-your-walled-garden dept The EFF has produced a new mobile app that allows users to access its alert center and instantly take action on issues pertaining to digital rights and other areas the group focuses on. And, it's Android-only, because the EFF took a long look at Apple's walled garden and said, "Include us out.""
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    "from the eff-your-walled-garden dept The EFF has produced a new mobile app that allows users to access its alert center and instantly take action on issues pertaining to digital rights and other areas the group focuses on. And, it's Android-only, because the EFF took a long look at Apple's walled garden and said, "Include us out.""
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple on trial: Company execs say DRM was forced on them by record labels | Ars Technic... - 1 views

Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple on trial: Were iTunes updates really an anti-consumer scheme? | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "OAKLAND, Calif. - The Apple iTunes DRM trial underway in federal court here will come down to how jurors view certain code that Apple added to iTunes. The plaintiffs, representing a class of about 8 million consumers as well as large retailers, say it was anything but an "upgrade." They're seeking $351 million in damages."
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    "OAKLAND, Calif. - The Apple iTunes DRM trial underway in federal court here will come down to how jurors view certain code that Apple added to iTunes. The plaintiffs, representing a class of about 8 million consumers as well as large retailers, say it was anything but an "upgrade." They're seeking $351 million in damages."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL * The Register - 0 views

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    Adobe has tweaked its Digital Editions 4 desktop ebook reader to now encrypt the data it secretly sends back to headquarters - data that details a user's reading habits.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple will face $350M trial over iPod DRM | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    "Apple's DRM schemes have been long disliked by activists. But are they illegal?"
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    "Apple's DRM schemes have been long disliked by activists. But are they illegal?"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Reconciling Mozilla's Mission and W3C EME ✩ Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer... - 1 views

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    "May 19 Update: We've added an FAQ below the text of the original post to address some of the questions and comments Mozilla has received regarding EME. With most competing browsers and the content industry embracing the W3C EME specification, Mozilla has little choice but to implement EME as well so our users can continue to access all content they want to enjoy. Read on for some background on how we got here, and details of our implementation."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Driven by necessity, Mozilla to enable HTML5 DRM in Firefox | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "Mozilla announced today that it will follow the lead of Microsoft, Google, and Apple and implement support for the contentious HTML5 digital rights management specification called Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)."
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    "Mozilla announced today that it will follow the lead of Microsoft, Google, and Apple and implement support for the contentious HTML5 digital rights management specification called Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Midori  ·  A lightweight, fast, and free web browser - 2 views

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    "On The Cutting Edge Midori is blazing fast, utilizing the latest web technologies and a small but dexterous array of extensions provide all the essential features."
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    "On The Cutting Edge Midori is blazing fast, utilizing the latest web technologies and a small but dexterous array of extensions provide all the essential features."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

International Day Against DRM is Tuesday, May 6th | Defective by Design - 0 views

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    Save This Date. For The Future... ...Of YOUR OWN DATA, YOUR OWN MEDIA...
Paul Merrell

Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Approve Work On DRM For HTML 5.1 - Slashdot - 1 views

  • "Danny O'Brien from the EFF has a weblog post about how the Encrypted Media Extension (EME) proposal will continue to be part of HTML Work Group's bailiwick and may make it into a future HTML revision." From O'Brien's post: "A Web where you cannot cut and paste text; where your browser can't 'Save As...' an image; where the 'allowed' uses of saved files are monitored beyond the browser; where JavaScript is sealed away in opaque tombs; and maybe even where we can no longer effectively 'View Source' on some sites, is a very different Web from the one we have today. It's a Web where user agents—browsers—must navigate a nest of enforced duties every time they visit a page. It's a place where the next Tim Berners-Lee or Mozilla, if they were building a new browser from scratch, couldn't just look up the details of all the 'Web' technologies. They'd have to negotiate and sign compliance agreements with a raft of DRM providers just to be fully standards-compliant and interoperable."
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    From the Dept. of YouGottaBeKiddingMe. 
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

2011 Interested in Day Against DRM | Free Software Foundation - 0 views

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    Take Part of The Day Against DRM. Paricipate to Liberate Culture and Technology from Their imposed Chains.
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