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EFF Unveils a List of the Tools That Could Have Been
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released its “Catalog of Missing Devices,” which lists “the gadgets that could and should exist, if not for bad copyright laws that prevent innovators from creating the cool new tools that could enrich our lives.” Without the use of DRM to deter competition, consumers could access “music software that tailors your listening to what you are reading on your audiobook, or a gadget that lets parents reprogram talking toys to replace canned, meaningless messaging,” and more.
“The law that is supposed to restrict copying has instead been misused to crack down on competition, strangling a future’s worth of gadgets in their cradles,” says Cory Doctorow, EFF’s special advisor.
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