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Digital Consumers and The Law. Towards a Cohesive European Framework +We have non-conformity (it may depend both on technical problems and DRM) if the consumer was entitled to continuous access but there are access problems, or if the digital content is not provided within the time necessary to perform its function.  +, When – because of TPMs or incompatibility of formats and standards – the consumer can't access digital content or transfer it to another device and make use of it according to its ordinary or specifically agreed purpose, it constitutes a lack of conformity, unless, before the conclusion of the contract, the consumer wasn't ''“properly informed of such restrictions, and such restrictions cannot be said to constitute an unfair contract term, an unfair commercial practice, or an unlawful restriction of fundamental rights such as the right to information or the right to privacy”'' (HELBERGER p. 94); <u>therefore, we also have to examine the Consumer Information Directive about the information requirements, the Directive on Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts about unfair contract terms, the UCP Directive about unfair commercial practices, the Data Protection Directive about privacy, etc.</u>; in Germany, when digital content is protected by TPMs, it must be labeled as such, and, when it isn't, it is a case of non-conformity.  +, ''Privacy as currency'' (HELBERGER p. 162). The processing of personal data is today not only a method to facilitate the core business model, but it is becoming the core of the business model. This collection may be done explicitly through registration forms, tacitly through sharing personal information on social network, or secretly via cookies. Cookie: it is placed on an Internet user's computer and enables that computer to be recognized during subsequent visits; they may be functional when cookies when used for a service explicitly requested by an Internet user; they are tracking cookies when used to minutely register the Internet behavior of Internet users (HELBERGER, p. 160).  +


LG Will Take The 'Smart' Out Of Your Smart TV If You Don't Agree To Share Your Viewing And Search Data With Third Parties +''"Because I will not agree to LG's Privacy Policy, I can now no longer access/use any of of the TV's network based programs: Iplayer, Skype, 3D etc. As of the 7th May following a software update to our less than two year old LG TV. I was confronted with a message asking me to read and agree with a couple of important new documents. So like a good little citizen I read and agreed with the first doc regarding use of said TV. but having read the Privacy Doc I was not best pleased with the companies assumption that I would simply agree to their sharing all our intimate viewing details (plus what ever else they can see)with all and sundry. Since I agreed not to hack into installed software (as if I Could)We cannot get around the block. I think the company must be in breach of contract since the smart functions are no longer available. Surely in the uk at least you should not be able to change the goal posts at will. Any one sorted this problem yet?? Before some smart alec says "Take It back". We bought the set because it satisfied our criteria at the time. We did not expect some legal bully to come along nearly two years later and tell us to share all our information with the world OR ELSE??"''  +


The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things +Bruce STERLING, in ''“The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things”'', says that IoT is not about Things on the Internet, and that individuals are no more “consumers” or “users” when IoT (as well as when Facebook, for example) is involved: IoT products providers would indeed be pleased to sell them at cost, because their aim is not to provide people with IoT products, but to implement digital surveillance.  +