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DRM Weekly News

Submitted by sarahmac on Tue, 2009-08-04 14:26

Hi, I'm Sarah Adelaida and I am working at the FSF this summer as part of a newly launched internship program. I will be posting new DRM news each Friday. If you'd like to know more about me read -- if you see stories we should mention here, please let me know.

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Join Amazon authors' "drmfree" effort

Submitted by JohnSullivan on Wed, 2009-04-15 07:55

DefectiveByDesign activists have been tireless in finding and labeling DRM-infected products on Amazon with tags like "defectivebydesign" and "drm".

Topic:  drm ebooks kindle

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35 Days Against DRM -- Day 3: Overdrive

Submitted by mattl on Wed, 2008-12-03 14:39

From the arrest of Dmitry Sklyarov in 2001 to our protest at the Boston Public Library earlier this year, the issue of DRM on eBooks and audiobooks is not a new one. OverDrive continues to push DRM on library patrons and libraries.

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A variety of contemporary and classical audio books, without DRM and in the MP3 format.

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The Kindle Swindle

Submitted by JoshuaGay on Wed, 2007-12-12 07:36

Jeff Bezos, CEO of - Photo by O'Reilly at Flickr

. Tag the Kindle and Kindle ebooks on Amazon.

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Wired on EBooks

Submitted by Gregory Heller on Fri, 2007-04-27 09:50

Wired has a good blog post up about ebooks and how DRM has stymied adoption, "The why of that has many faces, but DRM plays its part. Taking a historically commonplace form of expression, freely portable in its traditional format, and turning it into an ephemeral, hardware-specific, proprietary service?"

Topic:  drm ebooks

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