June 24, 2024

Lessig on Microsoft and DRM

Larry Lessig has a provocative piece in Red Herring on Microsoft’s plans regarding DRM and Palladium. Lessig says that Palladium is not as bad as some people say, and that Palladium may in fact benefit consumers (at least compared to the alternatives).

This piece has provoked some really interesting discussion over on Copyfight, Ernie the Attorney (read the comments on Ernie’s site too), and Lessig’s blog.

There is enough material here for a dozen postings. Unfortunately I don’t have time to write any of them today. Tune in tomorrow.


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