ATENTION: DCE is about to be the new name for DRM [Was: sad treacherous computing day]

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Fri May 11 11:46:50 UTC 2007

Qui, 2007-05-10 às 22:46 +1000, Ben Finney escreveu:
> The fight against DRM technology is going surprisingly well. The 
> issues are becoming understandable and known by people I would never 
> have expected to care about the issues.

So well they're (HBO) now trying to replace DRM with DCE.

IIRC, this new acronym stands for:

	Digital Consumer Enablement

But it's just DRM with another name, since we've achieved one great
thing: people now see DRM and they know it's not for their own good.

This new name is much more dangerous since it's appealing. I propose to
replace it with:

	Digital Consumer Encarceration

Or maybe some better words, but hey, this is my first thought... :)

Read more in here:

> I don't see why we can't gain similar exposure of the threats of 
> treacherous computing -- but *only* if we make our actions match our 
> words, and reject it as clearly and consistently as we reject DRM.

And now there's DCE as well!


+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?
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