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About the DRM-free label

What does the label mean?

This label indicates that all files provided by the supplier come free of Digital Restrictions Management and do not require any restrictive technologies. For a list of DRM-free file providers, check out the Guide to DRM-free Living.

Why choose DRM-free?

Would you ever shop at a book, video, or record store that demanded permission to send employees to your home to take back movies, novels, or CD's for any reason? Would you buy something that broke when you tried to share it with someone else?

Digital Restrictions Management is technology that controls what you can do with the digital media and devices you own. When a program doesn't let you share a song, read an ebook on another device, or play a single-player game without an internet connection, you are being restricted by DRM. In other words, DRM creates a damaged good. It prevents you from doing what would normally be possible if it wasn't there, and this is creating a dangerous situation for freedom, privacy and censorship. Learn more about DRM.

Use the DRM-free Label

Many businesses, individuals, and other organizations have recognized the harm caused by DRM and proudly advertise that their files come unencumbered. You can see many such suppliers on our Guide to DRM-free Living. This seal provides something simple and recognizable to build a better image around being DRM-free.

To use the label on your own site, please go to: http://www.defectivebydesign.org/drm-free/how-to-use-label

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