Digital Rights Discussion with the EFF
ALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to join us. You do not have to be a “hacker” to attend.
Join DC919 and special guest speakers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for a presentation followed by an open discussion on digital rights.
Fighting Back Against DRM
The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) made it illegal to
bypass digital locks or publish methods of doing so. Since then, digital
rights management (DRM) technologies have begun to appear everywhere,
from automobiles to home goods to medical devices. Today, modifying the
software on your slow cooker might be illegal.
The law gives manufacturers ammunition to fight people using their
products in ways they don’t approve of. That’s wrought havoc on software
hackers as well as unauthorized resellers and repair shops.
In this session, we’ll talk about how DRM has impacted innovation and
how hackers can fight back. We’ll also discuss other methods that
manufacturers have used to shut down secondary markets, including
patents and license agreements.
Monday, Oct 23, 7 PM
Department of Computer Science, UNC Chapel Hill
201 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC
Park in the Venable Lot at 101 South Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Computer Science Building is up the stairs