by Cory Doctorow
53 minutes, 1 second
Unabridged Speech on Technology and Business Issues
On June 17, 2004, science fiction author and EFF spokesman Cory Doctorow talked to Microsoft Research Group and other interested parties about Digital Rights Management (DRM), copyright, and the technology that cleaves them together and apart. In five parts, Doctorow covers everything from DVD region coding and the player piano to the Apple iTunes Music Store and why Sony didn’t create the digital successor to its once-ubiquitous Walkman. Everything you ever wanted to know about DRM, but were afraid to tell Microsoft.
Read by Alex Wilson. The text of this speech is freely available online [new window].
Originally for sale on December 7, 2004, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years later (approximately; apologies for the delay). See the Mission page for why.
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