The Looming Threat of Digital Control

"Commentator David Weinberger, a technology writer and lecturer, says new computer hardware and software is being designed to give "big content companies" more control over your computer than you have. With the Orwellian trifecta of ‘Digital Rights Management,’ ‘Digital ID,’ and ‘Trusted Computing,’ every image, phrase and music piece will be owned, tracked and accounted for."

David Weinberger. Regulating the Idea Market. National Public Radio. April 5, 2004. (Audio: Real Player, Windows Media Player 9).

See also John Walker. The Digital Imprimatur. Sept. 13, 2003.

(Both cites courtesy of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.)

Written by Copycense Editorial

04/12/2004 at 07:53

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