The Free Software Foundation asserts that digital rights management ties users to the platform


A non-profit organization that performs free software exerciseFree Software FoundationIs a generic term for technologies for protecting the copyright of digital contents "Digital rights management(DRM) "is not protecting copyrights but claiming that users' rights will be harmed.

"DRM is Used to Lock in, Control and Spy on Users" - TorrentFreak

The Free Software Foundation will avoid the DRM against the US governmentDigital Millennium Copyright Law(DMCA) to bypass the bypass prohibition clause. The Free Software Foundation also insists that DRM is interfering with user rights under the name "copyright protection".

In 2015, the US Copyright Office started talks on the DMCA Act. Among them, DMCA 's detour clause, US Code No. 17, Article 1201, is a provision for publicly prohibiting the remodeling of DRM - protected content and devices. Over the past few months, many people have commented on this clause and most of the industrial groups involved in copyright agree to maintain this stringent regulation, but like the Free Software Foundation It is the current situation that dissenting opinions are being spurred out by groups that assert rights in the digital field.

Most of the groups that oppose the DMCA's detour clause are claiming that DRM is becoming more harmful than beneficial, and some claim that it is "purely evil regulation." The Free Software Foundation, a rights holder of software such as GNU and Linux commented, "Technical protection measures and DRM can not fulfill a proper role for copyrighted things." In other words, the Free Software Foundation says that copyright is an excuse to the end and that its true purpose is to "control and control users", and the company that produces the content will be able to pass through DRM, It is claiming that it is binding to a specific service so as not to change to another platform.

The Free Software Foundation says, "Companies use DRM illegally to control users to maximize revenue in a way that is largely unrelated to the actual copyright law, indeed, restrictions like DRM "The user should have originally owned under copyright lawFair use"We have been going down to technically obstructing legitimate rights such as" It points out how the current DRM is disadvantageous to general users.

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DRM not only controls users but also has a role like "spy" by sending various personal data to technology providers. "With DRM, companies that have created content can now spy users (using their content), and they can also convert the personal information of those who got that into profits." "DRM frequently We ask the user to input information to the Internet as an excuse for the connection to the Internet and the user information that we got is sent programmatically to the DRM provider, "the Free Software Foundation commented.

Under the current copyright law, there seems to be some ways to bypass DRM, but the Free Software Foundation says, "This is not enough." And the only solution also states "to completely abolish DMCA's detour clause". The Free Software Foundation insists that it is necessary to relax existing regulations even if it is not realistic to completely abolish DMCA's detour clause suddenly.

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