Defective by Design

Oscar awarded to W3C for Best Supporting Role in "The Hollyweb"

Submitted by zakkai on Fri, 2013-05-03 12:37

In celebration of International Day Against DRM today, we rolled out the red carpet at W3C to deliver your petition signatures. Internet freedom's most stylish gathered to present W3C with an award for "Best Supporting Role in 'The Hollyweb'," accompanied by over 22,500 verified signatures from members of the public who oppose a proposal that would weave Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) into the fabric of the Web.

This petition delivery is just the beginning. We'll leave the petition up, so that concerned Internet users can continue to voice opposition to the proposal -- although we delivered a large batch today, signatures continue to come in by the minute. In the coming weeks, the FSF and other Internet freedom organizations will meet with W3C to express our concerns in more detail. We will also begin putting more pressure on the companies -- Google, Netflix, Microsoft -- behind this proposal. We will keep you up to date on every development. To make sure you don't miss anything, sign up for the mailing list.

For now, enjoy these photos of today's "awards ceremony":

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