Austrian web freedom group opposes media storage regulation

Tuesday 27 May 2014 | 00:19 CET | News
The Austrian Initiative for Internet Freedom has written an open letter concerning copyright laws. Lobby groups are pushing for regulation of hard disk or storage media, says the letter, but in fact, the creation of private copies of media content are prevented by write-protection measures or DRM (digital rights management) measures, or are paid for through business models such as iTunes. The initiative argues that this means that private copies barely exist in the legal sense , so they cannot be reimbursed. The letter was sent to the ministers of arts and culture and of justice, copyright

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