Back in February we published a post to help promote awareness about the encroaching restrictions that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) could place on people and their property. Thanks to organizations like the EFF and iFixit helping to raise awareness and people like you doing their part, consumers sent over 40,000 comments to the Copyright Office urging the restoration of ownership rights.
Companies like John Deere and General Motors are lobbying to decrease the rights that consumers have to use the products that they buy. In essence , changing what it means to be an owner.
Below is a slide show that will briefly get you up to speed on the issue. I’ve also included a link to a great article that explains and relates how these laws affect real world people. In the case of the mentioned article, the people affected are farmers that are greatly inconvenienced by not being able to repair their tractors due to digital locks placed on them.
You may be saying to yourself, “Im not a farmer, how does this affect me?” Restrictions due to the DMCA have been stretched to affect all types technology today commande viagra. These technologies include the car you drive, the cell phone in your pocket, and the computer you may be reading this on.
Now is the time to act. It’s much easier to prevent legislation from being enacted by being vocal now than it is to reform legislation once it has been passed into law. If your interested in helping then visit this page provided by iFixit to see how you can help and make yourself heard.