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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). +|
|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. +|