The Remote-Controlled Society

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Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Rebecca Curtin

Rebecca Curtin

Benjamin Ngugi

Benjamin Ngugi

Leonid Reyzin

Leonid Reyzin

 

The Remote-Controlled Society

Co-Presented with Suffolk University’s College of Arts & Sciences
and Boston’s Literary District

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With computers in nearly all of our machines (cars, refrigerators, etc.), people increasingly have less control over these devices. Corporations claim that Digital Rights Management is necessary to fight copyright infringement and viruses, but its real function appears to be destroying whatever they consider “unauthorized” uses of their hardware and software. Such restrictions built into computers to supposedly protect royalty demands are making computers less useful and businesses less innovative. Do you risk felony conviction to report a bug in critical technology? Will the bank lock you out of your house if you fall behind on the mortgage? Have we created a Digital Rights Management monster?

 
Cory Doctorow will be signing and selling his books — Homeland, Little Brother, Content, Context, and Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free — at the close of the event in the lobby.

 
Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple Street

 

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