Defective by Design

London anti-DRM Rally and Police Constable 315 CD

Submitted by PeterB on Sun, 2006-10-01 06:59

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Read Gareth Bowker's full blog from the anti-DRM rally in London on Saturday.

"Yesterday’s Defective by Design awareness campaign in London went very well – far better than I could have hoped. In the end, we had over 20 people helping to hand out over 3,200 leaflets in about 2h30.

...we decided to send a couple of people into the store to leaflet as many people as they could manage before getting thrown out. Kudos has to go to MJ for the ballsy “replace the leaflets in Apple’s leaflet holders with DbD leaflets” which was pretty successful. After they got ejected, we set off, and almost immediately got stopped by a Policeman. The conversation went something like this:
[img_assist|nid=848|title=PC315CD|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=75] PC 315CD: “Can I just stop you for a second, please? Who’s in charge of this exactly?”
Me: “That’d be me.”
PC 315CD: “Ah, you must be Mr. Bowker, then”
Me: “Err… yeah”

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