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"It's very important to remember that it's your intellectual property -- it's not your computer.
And in the pursuit of protection of intellectual property, it's important not to defeat or undermine the security measures that people need to adopt in these days."
- Stewart Baker, then US Department of Homeland Security's assistant secretary for policy, speaking to a group of copyright holders in 2005.
Rather than using the term "digital locks", it may be helpful to understand these as "digital handcuffs". When "technological measures" are applied to our devices by other than their owners, they are like handcuffs being put on without us having committed or even being accused of any offense. We merely want to own and control our own computers, and use them for any law abiding purpose.
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The text of the petition is available in English (PDF)/ English (OpenDocument) or French (PDF) / French (OpenDocument).