Ed Felten: Misleading Term of the Week: Rights

Ed Felten, Freedom To Tinker: “In practice, the “rights” being managed [by [DRM] systems] are really just rules that the copyright owner wants to impose; and those rules may bear little relation to the parties’ legal rights. Cloaking these restrictions in the language of “rights” makes them sound more neutral [...]. [Another common misuse is] the use of the term “rights holder” to refer to copyright owners (but not to users) [which implies] that the rights of the copyright owner are more important than those of the user.”

The above was posted to my personal weblog on October 4, 2002. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.

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