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Karen and Bradley discuss the end to Microsoft's e-book platform and

generally the dangers and disasters that Digital Restrictions Management

(DRM) cause for software users and developers.

Show Notes:

Karen and Bradley discuss the end to Microsoft's e-book platform and

generally the dangers and disasters that Digital Restrictions Management

(DRM) cause for software users and developers.

Segment 0 (00:35)

Bradley mentioned the analog hole. (09:50)

Karen discussed the exception

process under DMCA

, which Conservancy

participated in regarding “Smart” TVs

. (12:30)

Bradley mentioned this historical

burning of the Library of Alexandria as a Roman weapon

, comparing it

to DRM. (15:07)

Bradley talked about how Netflix

and Microsoft used Silverlight initially as the method of DRM

, and

that Microsoft was a leader in the entertainment industry in providing DRM

(20:00)

Segment 1 (26:31)

  • Bradley and Karen discuss how DRM and other lock-down of devices,

    including medical devices, are creating problems in society generally.

Karen noted that the role of for-profit companies is not to

safeguard the public interest. (41:10)

Bradley mentioned you can turn

off DRM on the Google Play store for your book (as the

publisher)

. (43:04)

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