A world without DRM
September 18, 2018
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DRM is an epidemic spreading across the Web, infiltrating our homes, classrooms, workplaces, and just about everywhere else we go. Tools, technologies, books, games, movies, and music are coming to us locked down with DRM -- whether they are streaming or claim to be locally hosted.
For 12 years, we've celebrated IDAD -- making, organizing, protesting, and taking action to support the demolition of DRM -- and 2018 is no different! This year we will continue the fight against DRM and celebrate the work of activists, artists, and technologists who create DRM-free media and technology. You can read more about past IDADs online.
For IDAD 2018, we want to demonstrate how great life without DRM can be -- and how pervasive DRM is. Join the Defective by Design coalition this Tuesday, September 18th as we go a day without using DRM.
How to participate
IDAD 2018 is your opportunity to tell others why you resist DRM, and convince them to join you.
Whether you're an expert at being DRM-free or you've never considered what a day without DRM could look like, we want you to participate this IDAD. By joining with others on the same day, we send a powerful message: DRM's days are numbered.
Before September 18th, we'll be publishing a guide to help you plan your Day Without DRM. It will help you identify some less (and more) well-known places you may encounter DRM, better choices you can make throughout the day, and options for games, music, and other media to enjoy.
We'll be using the hashtag #IDAD.
Keep up with IDAD! All future updates will go to our DRM Elimination Crew mailing list. Sign up for the mailing list to receive important IDAD news.
Participating as an individual
IDAD 2018 is your opportunity to tell others why you resist DRM, and
convince them to join you.
- You can challenge yourself to a Day Without DRM.
- Share with your friends, family, and followers online about the dangers of DRM,
helping them to make better choices. Share this page, the main Defective by Design page, and check out the Wikipedia article created by one of our supporters.
- Want to do some shopping? Check out these DRM-free vendors.
- Blog about DRM on September 18th.
- Wear your favorite anti-DRM shirt and share a photo using the hashtag #IDAD.
- Organize an event in your community. You can host events like handing out flyers
about the dangers of DRM or host a showing of a DRM-free film.
- Keep up with IDAD! All future updates will go to our DRM Elimination
Crew mailing list. Sign up for the mailing list on DefectiveByDesign.org
to receive important IDAD news.
If you're hosting an event in your community, and want an IDAD kit containing stickers and flyers, email us!
Are you an organization or project interested in supporting IDAD?
We've already partnered with some amazing organizations, and want you to join the coalition!
We're looking for vendors of DRM-free media, organizations that support the building of a DRM-free world, and those who believe in the mission of DbD to participate by offering sales, writing blog posts, organizing events, and sharing with your members about IDAD. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Together we can build a future without DRM.
Photo courtesy of Karen Rustad Tölva, CC-BY-SA