DRM talk to Microsoft


EFF representative Cory Doctorow gave a talk to Microsoft about DRM (Digital Rights Management) on June 17th, 2004. An electronic transcript is available. Not surprisingly, it details why DRM is bad and will lead to no good in technological, social, and business terms.

One of the most interesting passages was written about a Russian programmer who came to the US to give a talk at a conference, was thrown in jail for 30 days by the FBI and then released. The final line of this paragraph was "[T]heRussian equivalent of the State Department issued a blanketwarning to its researchers to stay away from Americanconferences, since we'd apparently turned into the kind ofcountry where certain equations are illegal."

A little long, but a good read.