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Molly de Blanc - "History and implications of DRM: From tractors to Web standards" (CCC, Leipzig, Germany)

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Dec 19, 2017 05:40 AM
Leipzig, Germany
When Dec 29, 2017

from 01:35 PM to 02:05 PM
Where Leipzig, Germany

FSF campaigns manager Molly de Blanc will be speaking at 34th Chaos Communication Congress (2017-10-27–30).

Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) is found everywhere from music to cars and, most recently, World Wide Web Consortium recommendations. How did we get here and where are we going with DRM? Who really owns not just your tools, but your experiences when someone (or something) else is controlling access to the data and access around them? We'll attempt to answer these questions, and more, in a historical overview, contemporary analysis, and look towards the future.
This talk will cover a range of technologies and use (and failure) cases in how digital experiences are being restricted and controlled by "rights holders." It will also touch on what it means to be a rights holder, and how that's affecting digital media and technology. This talk is aimed at a general audience, and will be tackling these topics at a basic level, with the aim to create shared language and understanding.

This session is accessible to anyone with a general knowledge of what free software is, and that open contribution communities power many free software projects.

Molly's speech will be nontechnical and the public is encouraged to attend.

Location: Saal Clarke Leipziger Messe GmbH Messe-Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig

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