In the last year, we've seen DRM spread into more types of products, with Mozilla giving in to DRM in its Firefox Web browser and the media fawning over Apple's DRM-laden "smart" watch. But more people are waking up to DRM's oppressive effect every day, and the movement to regain control of our technology is growing.
On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, our global community will come together for the ninth International Day Against DRM. We'll be gathering, protesting, making, and sharing, showing the world and the media that we insist on a future without DRM. We expect this to be one of the biggest, most diverse Days of action against DRM ever.
The Day is in a month, but you can get started now. Here's what you can do today, on dayagainstdrm.org:
Check out the growing list of events on the LibrePlanet wiki. More coming soon! Join the announcements list and tell us where you live to get notifications about new events held by like-minded people in your area.
Get your friends together and plan an event. This year we've even got an event planning guide and a shiny new flyer (translations coming soon!) for you to use to spread awareness of DRM in your community. Not into flyering? The site has a list of other ideas for events. Whatever you choose to do, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be glad to answer any questions you have and promote it to people in your area. We recommend you also add it to the list as soon as possible, even if you haven't work out all the details yet.
Translate our flyer into your language. Even if you can't hand it out in your country, someone else might. All translations will be posted on dayagainstdrm.org as they are completed. We've set up a translation area on the LibrePlanet wiki. Please be sure to read all instructions before you begin.
Draft a blog post or make a video talking about the dangers of DRM, and get ready to post it on May 6th. Feel free to contact us if you'd like advice or help.
For a quick action, microblog before and on the Day with the hashtag #DayAgainstDRM
We'll keep in touch with more info leading up to the Day, when we'll use the site to coordinate actions and events. Until then, let's spread the word so that this can be the most powerful International Day Against DRM ever.
P.S. Are you affiliated with a business that sells DRM-free media? If so, we'd love to help you join the shops offering promotions for the International Day Against DRM, and tell our supporters about your business. Just email email@example.com for details.