Defective by Design

Flash Protest News: DRM protestors storm Seattle (TechEffect)

Submitted by Henri Poole on Wed, 2006-05-24 12:25

Brian Ward of Tech Effect writes "When Bill Gates took the stage for a keynote speech on the future of Microsoft and the upcoming release of Vista little did he know that men in hazmat suits were lying in wait. Defectivebydesign.org is a group of color-coded anti-DRM crusaders, and they made their presence known in Seattle with a rip-roaring good time of a protest. This grass-roots organization has applied the golden rule of protesting to their latest effort to eradicate digital rights management (or as they call it, "digital restrictions management") from all software: If you want them to take you seriously, wear a funny suit." Read the story.

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