Freedom To Tinker presented at 11th USENIX Security Symposium 2002

by Edward W. Felten,

Tags: Security Legal

Summary : "Freedom to Tinker" is the freedom to understand, discuss, repair, and improve the technological devices you own. This freedom, which has been eroded by recent changes in market practices and the law, is the organizing principle behind an increasing political and legal awareness among technologists. In this talk, Professor Felten will outline the ideas behind the freedom to tinker movement, using examples drawn from the current battles over copy protection.