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Discussion Hosted by DC919

October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
Chapel Hill, NC

A local digital rights community group in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF) will host this event:

Digital Rights Discussion with EFF

Join DC919 and special guest speaker Elliot Harmon from EFF for a presentation followed by an open discussion on digital rights.

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 you can fight back. We'll also discuss other methods that manufacturers have used to shut down secondary markets, including patents and license agreements.

When:

Monday, October 23, 2017

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where:

Sitterson 014, Department of Computer Science

UNC Chapel Hill

201 South Columbia St.

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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