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Submission + - EFF Asks FTC To Demand 'Truth In Labeling' For DRM (techdirt.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Interesting move by Cory Doctorow and the EFF in sending some letters to the FTC making a strong case that DRM requires some "truth in labeling" details in order to make sure people know what they're buying. The argument is pretty straightforward (PDF): "The legal force behind DRM makes the issue of advance notice especially pressing. It’s bad enough to when a product is designed to prevent its owner from engaging in lawful, legitimate, desirable conduct — but when the owner is legally prohibited from reconfiguring the product to enable that conduct, it’s vital that they be informed of this restriction before they make a purchase, so that they might make an informed decision. Though many companies sell products with DRM encumbrances, few provide notice of these encumbrances. Of those that do, fewer still enumerate the restrictions in plain, prominent language. Of the few who do so, none mention the ability of the manufacturer to change the rules of the game after the fact, by updating the DRM through non-negotiable updates that remove functionality that was present at the time of purchase." In a separate letter (PDF) from EFF, along with a number of other consumer interest groups, but also content creators like Baen Books, Humble Bundle and McSweeney's, they suggest some ways that a labeling notice might work.

Comment Re: Oh no (Score 1) 637

Yep, but Twitter's core problem is it wasn't just Milo it was the actress too. They don't want to ban her for the same reasons even though she did the exact same thing to others.

  That would look like racism. Hate is Hate and Trolling is trolling.

Once they setting on the fact that any account that uses specific words is deleted no matter who its attached too is the day they will regain the moral high ground and seriousness. Until then they are a tool of SJW and troll and will remain so. The rest of us will use it until like all birds it gets too old and dies.

Comment Re:Full experience (Score 3, Informative) 376

Windows anniversary update:

http://www.howtogeek.com/24817...

Some useful group policy options no longer function on Windows 10 Professional and require Windows 10 Enterprise or Education. These include the ability to disable the lock screen, tips, and “Microsoft consumer experience” that downloads apps like Candy Crush Saga.

https://blogs.windows.com/wind...

http://www.pcworld.com/article...

http://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/...
Basically, all those things you turned off, you did through the group policy editor.

Store? Its on permanenty and you won't be able to disable it unless on enterprise.

That search bar? Its cortana and you won't be able to disable it for the same reason.

  All that tracking and ads same reason. So Aftre the 9th when all your hard work is undone and you get the real taste of 10 come back and share.

Comment Re:Great (Score 1) 132

I was with you until the banning. Are you suggesting that short petite youthful faced women with a cups are banned from nudity in australia because they might look under age? Seriously?
I need a link to the law please.

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