FSF Sees Hopeful Signs Before Sunday’s ‘Day Against DRM’

The Free Software Foundation’s anti-DRM initiative “Defective By Design” argues that since last year’s annual Day Against DRM, “we’ve seen cracks appearing in the foundation of the DRM status quo.”
The companies that profit from Digital Restrictions Management are still trying to expand the system of law and technology that weakens our security and curtails our rights, in an effort to prop up their exploitative business models. But since the last International Day Against DRM, the TPP trade agreement — a key pro-DRM initiative — crashed and burned. And our allies at the Electronic Frontier Foundation brought major legal and regulatory challenges against DRM in Washington DC… If we play our cards right, this may be the beginning of the end of DRM.

On Sunday, July 9, 2017, we will channel this momentum into the International Day Against DRM. We’ll be gathering, protesting, and making — showing the world that we insist on a future without Digital Restrictions Management. Will you join us? Here’s what you can do now:

They’re asking supporters to plan a protest, translate their fliers into more languages, voice support in videos and blog posts, or make endorsements. And you can also join the “DRM Elimination crew” mailing list or their Freenode IRC channel #dbd for year-round conversation and collaboration with the anti-DRM movement — or simply make a donation to show your support.


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