Defective by Design

Help us stamp out DRM in education

Submitted by mattl on Tue, 2010-08-31 05:17

With the new school year starting, many students will head off to
college for the first time.

For some, college offers a chance to learn about computing and
even free software, or to use computers productively in their
learning about other subjects. For others, college brings with it
a new restriction to the house of learning: DRM. Some colleges
are now requiring and even supplying DRM-laden hardware to new
students in lieu of textbooks and other materials.

We're compiling a list of colleges and other schools that either
require or supply DRM-laden hardware, such as the iPod, iPhone,
iPad or Amazon Kindle. Feel free to add other DRM-laden devices
too, but these are the most commonly found. We need your help to
do it!

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