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     Heiko Recktenwald <>                                          

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     Michael H Goldhaber <>                                           

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     Patrice Riemens <>                                             



Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 15:32:28 +0100
From: Heiko Recktenwald <>
Subject: [Fwd: Re: <nettime> Lessig endorses DRM]

>    "In a world where DRM has become ubiquitous, we need to ensure that
>    the ecology for creativity is bolstered, not stifled, by technology,".
>    says Lessig - or [60]somebody purporting to be Lessig.
>    "We applaud Sun's efforts to rally the community around the
>    development of open-source, royalty-free DRM standards that support
>    'fair use' and that don't block the development of Creative Commons
>    ideals," says Lessig.
I wouldnt say that this supports the subject.
He once designed an open source filter system as well.



Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 10:08:10 -0800
From: Michael H Goldhaber <>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Lessig endorses DRM

Just what is DRM?



Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 09:45:19 +0100
From: Patrice Riemens <>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Lessig endorses DRM

On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 07:23:11AM -0500, t byfield wrote:
> It's fun to think about possible contexts where open-source means
> could be used to justify closed ends.
> Cheers,
> T
> < >
> Lessig blesses DRM
> It's open source DRM, so it's good. Huh?

Strange, but not entirely urprising - if true bien sur! 


With the ongoing onslaught of Anglo-Saxon (excuse the vagueness) law 
worldwide, this is either very worrying internationally (as being 
inescapable) or may serve as a wake-up call to take an even more critical 
view of the whole 'Lessigian' edifice that has been in my opinion a bit 
too hastilly embraced in some quarters (which does not mean throwing away 
the baby, btw).

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