May 4th is the International Day Against DRM
Submitted by mattl on Fri, 2012-04-20 15:00
On May 4th, members of the Defective by Design DRM Elimination Crew all over the world will join together at local events to protest Digital Restrictions Management.
Events in Boston, Madrid, London and Toronto are already coming together, and more are on the way. See http://dayagainstdrm.org/ for the latest events.
Let us know where you are located, so we can contact you about events in your area!
While DRM has largely been defeated in downloaded music, it is a growing problem in the area of ebooks, where people have had their books restricted so they can't freely loan, re-sell or donate them, read them without being tracked, or move them to a new device without re-purchasing all of them. They've even had their ebooks deleted by companies without their permission.
Please join us on May 4th as we come out to support the right to read and oppose these restrictions.
Take the first step by pledging to take action against DRM on May 4th and letting us know where you're located.