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International Day Against DRM 2013 sent a message

Submitted by libby on Mon, 2013-05-20 14:13

The seventh annual International Day Against DRM featured a glamorous
petition delivery, awareness-raising events on three continents, and
ebook sales from prominent DRM-free publishers. Some of the Day's
highlights included:

  • In Bangladesh, FOSS Bangladesh took their message to the street with large banners featuring the "Stop the Hollyweb" message.
  • In Seattle, FSF staff and volunteers handed out information to shoppers at a clutch spot between both an Apple store and a Microsoft store until security forced them to leave, at which point they moved to the University of Washington campus to continue.
  • In Boston, the Free Software Foundation delivered an "Oscar" and tens of thousands of signatures opposing DRM in HTML5 to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
  • Online, publishers like O'Reilly and No Starch Press offered discounts on DRM-free ebooks to honor the Day.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

FSF event

Bangladesh

Seattle

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