Thursday, February 25, 2016

Obama’s poised to make a black woman one of the most powerful people in tech - The Washington Post

Beyond the books
"If confirmed as librarian of Congress, Hayden would have a position with very real power, as it's responsible for settling some of the weightiest policy questions in tech. The institution has handled questions such as whether it's legal for you to unlock your own cellphone so you can take your device to another carrier, or whether it's legal for security researchers or your local mechanic to access the software powering your car.
You see, every three years, the Library of Congress can bless certain technological practices by granting them exemptions from a law that would otherwise make them illegal. This is a function of America's copyright system, which is governed by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act."
Obama’s poised to make a black woman one of the most powerful people in tech - The Washington Post
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