TECHNOLOGY: I just refuse to buy anything that’s “locked”

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/08/drm-you-have-right-know-what-youre-buying

AUGUST 5, 2016 | BY CORY DOCTOROW
DRM: You have the right to know what you’re buying!

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Today, the EFF and a coalition of organizations and individuals asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to explore fair labeling rules that would require retailers to warn you when the products you buy come locked down by DRM (“Digital Rights Management” or “Digital Restrictions Management”). 

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Clearly, it’s a “devil’s bargain” to buy anything that has “DRM” on it.

At the very least, this has to be disclosed well in advance of the purchase of “crippled wares”.

Argh!

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