Friday, November 11, 2005

Consumers Digital Rights

Here's an interesting article about DRM posted on the Consumers Digital Rights website. The European group is working to guarantee all consumers certain basic rights in the digital world and to tell them what they can/can't do with their digital hardware/content.

Here's a PDF of their take on the situation...... Digital Rights Management - BEUC position. (BEUC is an umbrella body for Europe's consumer rights organizations)

Basically, they are urging policy makers to endorse the 6 consumer rights below:
  • Right to choice, knowledge and cultural diversity
  • Right to the principle of “technical neutrality”
  • Right to benefit from technological innovations without abusive restrictions
  • Right to interoperability of content and devices
  • Right to the protection of privacy
  • Right not to be criminalised

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