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A Day Against DRM: May 4th

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Wednesday May 4, 2011 will be the  Day Against DRM.

According to the Defective by Design website:

The Day Against DRM is an opportunity to unite a wide range of projects, public interest organizations, web sites and individuals in an effort to raise public awareness to the danger of technology that requires users to give-up control of their computers or that restricts access to digital data and media. This year, we’ll be helping individuals and groups work together to create local actions in their communities — actions will range from protesting an unfriendly hardware vendor to handing out informative fliers at local public libraries!

Why  is DRM bad?

Digital Media Rights (DRM) attacks your freedom at two levels. Its purpose is to attack your freedom by restricting your use of your copies of published works. Its means is to force you to use proprietary software, which means you don’t control what it does.

You too can  join the protest..think Harper Collins….. to fuel your fire .  What can you do?  Not buy an ebook that day? Put down your kindle in  protest? Please go to (http://defectivebydesign.org), for more information.

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Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to community. I love books, reading to my son,properly placed apostrophes,canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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