Then you should be thanking this woman for doing what you, and probably I, are too cowardly to do. Assert her rights in the face of acts that violate our constitution and way of life. Without people standing against unlawful exhibitions of power, there will be no impetus to change these illegal policies and practices.
Nope. But the book/music/program that you license, and don't own and can't modify, should be available to you for the duration of the license agreement.
They love to play that trick though, when you try to sell or modify it "sorry, that's not your property just a license" but when it breaks or is lost or stolen "bad news, your property needs to be replaced".
Not that it's all that hard to do, the DMCA lends itself very nicely to stripping consumer rights in the name of copyright protection. Just slap some DRM on there and yell "infringement" and suddenly you have absolute power.
I'm no expert, but you'd think these DRM geniuses could come up with a "golden DRM" that lets them stop infringement while not trampling all over our ownership rights. /s
Except that it's still abusing unrelated laws to exert control over property that they've ostensibly sold to someone else. You can scrape off any and all logos from your property and any trademark suit they throw at you for NOT displaying their logo on your things is laughable.
Just like a copyright infringement suit for changing your property to NOT use their copyrighted program should be laughable.
Again, it's copyright not modificationright. They're using laws designed to prevent the illegal act of duplication and commercial distribution, i.e. copyright infringement, and applying them to the completely legal arena of editing or changing my copy.
I usually go back to buying a print of a famous painting. I own this copy. I can paint a mustache on it, change the background, blank it out with white paint, rip the frame off and use it on other art. I can even sell it to someone else. I'm not allowed to duplicate it and sell copies.
That and their "solution" to coffee DRM is to "license" more brands to work with their reviled system. Guys, your patent expired, there's nothing to license. Just stop putting that crap on your machines.
Not that it much matters, Keurig is dead to me at this point. Let that be a lesson to the rest of you.
I get your sentiment with this, but imagine the NSA did spend 5-10 years on it and then announced to the world that they solved golden key encryption. Raise your hand if you'd touch their 'solution' with a ten foot pole.
"as they work towards thwarting the upcoming Cybergeddon."
...which they have created by undermining security at every turn, driven by crippling fear of the unknown. Now maybe they're beginning to realize our national "cyber" defense is a leaking patchwork of hole-filled damns, because they thought holes would make it easier to see the water level.