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May 4th is the International Day Against DRM

It’s just over 1 month until the third annual Day Against DRM. Will you join the protest?

What is DRM? Well, companies like Amazon and Apple will tell you that DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. However, since it is designed to restrict the actions of you, the user, it would be more accurate to describe DRM as Digital Restrictions Management. DRM restricts  what you can do with movies, music, and eBooks that you think you own. Have you ever wanted to convert an eBook from Epub to Kindle? That conversion usually fails because of DRM. Software implementing DRM technology is simply a prison in which users can be put to deprive them of the rights that they would otherwise have under the law.

Will you join the protest?

via Defective by Design

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