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trans-coord/gnun/philosophy words-to-avoid.html

From: Yavor Doganov
Subject: trans-coord/gnun/philosophy words-to-avoid.html
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:10:17 +0000

CVSROOT:        /sources/trans-coord
Module name:    trans-coord
Changes by:     Yavor Doganov <yavor>   12/03/15 18:10:17

Modified files:
        gnun/philosophy: words-to-avoid.html 

Log message:
        Automatic sync from the master www repository.


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--- words-to-avoid.html 12 Mar 2012 18:10:15 -0000      1.40
+++ words-to-avoid.html 15 Mar 2012 18:10:16 -0000      1.41
@@ -43,6 +43,8 @@
 | &ldquo;<a
        href="#DigitalGoods">Digital Goods</a>&rdquo;
 | &ldquo;<a
+       href="#DigitalLocks">Digital Locks</a>&rdquo;
+| &ldquo;<a
        href="#DigitalRightsManagement">Digital Rights Management</a>&rdquo;
 | &ldquo;<a
@@ -291,6 +293,7 @@
 on a web site.  For that, we recommend the term &ldquo;web site revision
 system&rdquo; (WRS).</p>
 <h4 id="Creator">&ldquo;Creator&rdquo;</h4>
 The term &ldquo;creator&rdquo; as applied to authors implicitly
@@ -302,6 +305,7 @@
 in many cases &ldquo;copyright holder&rdquo; is what you really
 <h4 id="DigitalGoods">&ldquo;Digital Goods&rdquo;</h4>
 The term &ldquo;digital goods,&rdquo; as applied to copies of works of
@@ -309,6 +313,31 @@
 goods&mdash;which cannot be copied, and which therefore have to be
 manufactured and sold.</p>
+<h4 id="DigitalLocks">&ldquo;Digital Locks&rdquo;</h4>
+&ldquo;Digital locks&rdquo; is used to refer to Digital Restrictions
+Management by some who criticize it.  The problem with this term is
+that it fails to show what's wrong with the practice.</p>
+Locks are not necessarily an injustice.  You probably own several
+locks, and their keys or codes as well; you may find them useful or
+troublesome, but either way they don't oppress you, because you can
+open and close them.</p>
+DRM is like a lock placed on you by someone else, who refuses to
+give you the key &mdash; in other words, like handcuffs.  Therefore,
+we call them &ldquo;digital handcuffs&rdquo;, not &ldquo;digital
+A number of campaigns have chosen the unwise term &ldquo;digital
+locks&rdquo;; therefore, to correct the mistake, we must work firmly
+against it.  We may support a campaign that criticizes &ldquo;digital
+locks&rdquo;, because we might agree with the substance; but when we
+do, we always state our rejection of that term and conspicuously say
+&ldquo;digital handcuffs&rdquo; so as to set a better example.</p>
 <h4 id="DigitalRightsManagement">&ldquo;Digital Rights Management&rdquo;</h4>
 &ldquo;Digital Rights Management&rdquo; refers to technical schemes
@@ -754,7 +783,7 @@
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-$Date: 2012/03/12 18:10:15 $
+$Date: 2012/03/15 18:10:16 $
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