DVDs, MP3s, YouTube, and other hindrances to free software

Denver Gingerich

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About the speaker

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What are we talking about?

Why do we care?


What are TPMs/DRM?

Where TPMs are found

Why are TPMs a problem?

What can we do about TPMs?


Intro to patents and their use

Where codecs are used, why it's a problem

What can we do about patented codecs?

Other patent issues

Proprietary formats

About proprietary formats

Why are proprietary formats a problem?

What can we do about proprietary formats?


Reiterating - Why do we care?

What can we do?


Denver Gingerich