Orange Bill Of Rights
I’ve long believed that mobile operators, telcos and ISPs are well placed to resist the application of DRM and act to defend their users from rapacious copywrong enforcers.
Last January, I listened to Rick Ringel’s VoIP Declaration of Independence talk at O’Reilly’s ETel* conference and was inspired to draw up an Orange Bill of Rights – of course this isn’t endorsed by my employers, but it helps to pse some provocative and demanding questions of the role of telco in the 21st century; perhaps as guardians of the consumer and of culture.
So I mutually pledge to you my Vision, Standards and Sacred Interoperability 🙂
Download Rick’s Declaration of Network Independence (286kb PPT)
* Full disclosure – I was on the ETel 2006 programme committee 🙂