Remember Turn off the TV Week? A chance each summer to switch off the boob tube, recover from brain rot, and maybe even spend some extra time out in the sunshine? This summer, we have an even better reason to spend less time in front of a screen: the video streaming giant Netflix is collaborating with the World Wide Web Consortium to destroy Web freedom. Netflix is using your subscription dollars to lobby for Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) support to be codified as part of the standard language of the Web, HTML5.
So, walk away from Netflix to get off the couch, sure, but more importantly, do it for the future of the World Wide Web. It's time to do more than turn off the TV: It's time to #CancelNetflix.
Since we launched #CancelNetflix last week, we've been watching people dent and tweet their decisions to leave the company on ethical grounds. See what others had to say about leaving Netflix, then go #CancelNetflix and tell your own networks why: