[Haifux] [HAIFUX LECTURE] Israeli Digital Rights NPO -- Zvi Devir
ori at helicontech.co.il
Sat Oct 27 20:47:41 MSD 2012
The initial of the name is somewhat confusing.
We usually see DRM in the sense if Digital Rights Management which is
something that as I understand is something that this movement is against
On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 6:41 PM, Eli Billauer <eli at billauer.co.il> wrote:
> On Monday, October 29th at 18:30, Haifux will gather to hear a talk by Zvi
> Israeli Digital Rights NPO
> The Digital Rights Movement stands between advanced technology and people
> rights (in the broad sense). Technological advance provides us with new
> products and new means of interacting with our surrounding. It provides a
> customer more flexibility and new ways of using a given product. However,
> it can be used to control and limit the usability of the product. For
> example, a customer buys a product, a certain book. Does it matters if the
> product is a digital book or an old-fashioned printed book? The customer
> should have the same usability rights to read the book, the right to read
> in private, without anyone knowing when and where it was read, to quote a
> few lines from the book, to lend it to a friend, and to sell the book to
> someone else. However, technological measures can curb, if not to render
> useless, some of those rights.
> The Digital Rights Movement (DRM) was registered in 2010. It follows the
> steps of the Electrical Frontier Foundation (EFF), which was founded in
> 1993, and is the model of most digital rights organizations in the western
> world. The main goal of the DRM is to protect people rights when are
> endangered or threatened by technology measures. Consumer rights are only
> one front. Privacy is another. Freedom of expression is a third. And there
> are many more.
> Initial thought about establishing the DRM started during the struggle
> against the biometric database law in 2009. We came to a conclusion that
> there is no NPO in Israel which exclusively focuses on these areas. The
> Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) is addressing violations of
> citizen rights of all types. The Israel Consumer Council handles only
> direct violation of customers rights. Other organizations (Hamakor, ISOC,
> Wikimedia IL) address specific aspects of the digital world.
> The DRM has only recently started to operate. It sends official stand
> letters to the Knesset and different ministries, its members are
> participating in Knesset committees. Recently, the DRM (with ACRI) had a
> successful high court petition against the biometric database law, which
> forced the state to recheck the necessity of a national-wide biometric
> database for the issuance of smart identity cards.
> Further information on the DRM can be found in its website
> We meet in Taub building, room 6. For instructions see:
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> Future lectures:
> 12/11/12 What more can industry learn from open source? Yael
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