Algorithms Are Digital Art vs drm
"When you buy it, it's yours.” 2018
It's Now Okay to Bypass DRM Software to Fix Gadgets, but Right-to-Repair Fight Isn't Over Consumer rights advocates praise a U.S. Copyright Office decision, while hoping for state legislation. A recent decision by the U.S. Copyright Office could make it easier for consumers to repair their own smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices. Consumer advocates are calling it a major victory in the growing right-to-repair movement. The decision allows consumers and repair services to circumvent the digital rights management (DRM) built into many devices. DRM functions like a lock coded into the software of many products and services. The goal is to prevent hacking or the theft of intellectual property, but DRM also has other effects.
According to Gay Gordon-Byrne, executive director of the Repair Association, around 20 states may address that concern in 2019 with legislation requiring manufacturers of everything from laptops to smartphones to refrigerators to make spare parts and service manuals available to consumers and independent repair shops. In 2014, an automotive right-to-repair law in Massachusetts helped lead to more choices across the country for consumers facing check engine lights. “It is absolutely true that when you trust someone to take apart your computer" you're taking a risk, says Cory Doctorow, a prominent technology journalist and digital rights advocate who publicly supports right-to-repair laws. “The way that we address this historically is by having a multiplicity of vendors and service providers who act as checks on one another.” Rich Fisco, who oversees smartphone testing for Consumer Reports, says that fixing a busted phone or other device can be very tricky. But whether you bring it to an authorized repair center, an independent shop, or your own workbench should be up to you, he says. There's no good reason to keep the parts and necessary information out of reach of consumers, he says: “When you buy it, it's yours.”
Computer Program Qrpff
Digital art strives for creative ways to make an algorithm tangible.
Descramble That DVD in 7 Lines.
The qrpff Tie sold for 34.00 in 2003 and sold for 2500.00 in 2015.
Their "qrpff" program is a more compact cousin of the DeCSS utility that eight movie studios successfully sued to remove from the website of 2600 Magazine which can be seen here. But unlike DeCSS, qrpff is abbreviated enough for critics of the Motion Picture Association of America to include in, for example, e-mail signature files -- and many already have. The algorithm sets out a procedure for what copyright holders once deemed a criminal act: picking the software lock on the digital scrambling system that Hollywood uses to protect its DVDs. More
Video Production - Getting out of DRM
2016 More proof that everything DMCA is broken - Warner Bros Issues Takedown For Own Website. In a case of sloppy automation run amok, Warner Bros' copyright enforcement contractor -- Vobile -- issued takedown notices for legitimate distributors and Warner Bros' own website, according to the BBC. It also asked the search giant to remove links to legitimate movie streaming websites run by Amazon and Sky, as well as Amazon-owned film database IMDB. Fortunately for them, Google chose to cut them a break and ignore those requests.
2016 EFF Lawsuit Takes on DMCA Section 1201: Research and Technology Restrictions Violate
the First Amendment
The EFF is suing the US government over 'unconstitutional' use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
DRM =Privacy and Security
1. DRM's purpose is to prevent legal innovation 2. DRM requires onerous patent licenses 3. DRM is incompatible with free/open code and systems
Sun Microsystems announced plans for an open-source, royalty-free digital rights management (DRM) standard, called the Open Media Commons
The term "DRM" is the same sort of deception."
"The technical term Digital Rights Management is about "digital rights" -- as in access rights to digital information.