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How Google Broke Browsers


Using their Widevine #DRM technology, #Google now has exclusive control over #free #opensource browsers. Small-share browsers are at the mercy of Google, and Google is stalling them for no reason.

 

How Google Broke Browsers


Using their Widevine #DRM technology, #Google now has exclusive control over #free #opensource browsers. Small-share browsers are at the mercy of Google, and Google is stalling them for no reason.

 
ao@framapiaf.org wrote: Live from #T-Dose Eindhoven: discussions about #FreeSoftware and #DRM at the #FSFE booth

 

When this eBook store closes, your books disappear too

It’s a reminder, one I think which needs repeating regularly, of the shift in how we define ownership in the always-online era. In this case it’s about books, but it’s the same with most of your digital purchases - we’re increasingly leasing our minor belongings, which I think means leasing aspects of our memories and even personalities too.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47810367

If you can't download it, you don't own it. If it's not in an openly documented format, you don't own it. If it requires a proprietary application, or proprietary code to read/watch/listen/view, you don't own it.

Credit to Microsoft for recognizing this and refunding the books in this case. Still it does not solve the underlying problem with the model. Only we as consumers can change that, so I guess it's safe to assume there will be no change.

#drm #ebook #ownership #society

 

When this eBook store closes, your books disappear too

It’s a reminder, one I think which needs repeating regularly, of the shift in how we define ownership in the always-online era. In this case it’s about books, but it’s the same with most of your digital purchases - we’re increasingly leasing our minor belongings, which I think means leasing aspects of our memories and even personalities too.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47810367

If you can't download it, you don't own it. If it's not in an openly documented format, you don't own it. If it requires a proprietary application, or proprietary code to read/watch/listen/view, you don't own it.

Credit to Microsoft for recognizing this and refunding the books in this case. Still it does not solve the underlying problem with the model. Only we as consumers can change that, so I guess it's safe to assume there will be no change.

#drm #ebook #ownership #society

 
Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries

Microsoft has a DRM-locked ebook store that isn’t making enough money, so they’re shutting it down and taking away every book that every one of its customers acquired effective July 1.

https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burning-libraries.html

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