Blind activists speak out two days before the International Day Against DRM

It's two days before the International Day Against DRM and our community is kicking into gear. We'll come together as a strong movement and we'll make sure the world hears our message: Digital Restrictions Management is wrong, and we will not sit idly by while it is imposed on us.

DRM is especially bad for those of us who face additional hurdles using computers. It is beastly for blind people, who are dependent on an audiobook market heavily laden with DRM. Today in the lead up to the Day, we're proud to feature a guest post about the problems DRM causes for people using the US National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, written by two blind anti-DRM activists.

Defective by Design and the writers of this post want it to be a rallying cry to show people how oppressive DRM really is and build momentum for the big day on Wednesday. Read it and share it on social media with the hashtag #DayAgainstDRM.

If this gets you pumped up, you should also join us at an International Day Against DRM event. There is a list of currently planned events in eight countries on the LibrePlanet wiki.

To chat about DRM and organizing against it, join us on Defective by Design's #dbd Freenode IRC channel and email discussion list.