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Event on Saturday to get DRM out of the Boston Public Library [Feb. 7th, 2008|11:04 am]
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DefectiveByDesign.org has announced an action against libraries that support DRM on their collections. Boston locals can join them this Saturday from 1pm to 3pm at the Boston Public Library's main branch, and non-locals are encouraged to stage an action against their own library if it's using DRM.

Read story at Digg

(I'll be there.)

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[User Picture]From: etana
2008-02-07 04:40 pm (UTC)
In an attempt to Be Meaningful, could you perhaps provide a few links as to what DRM is and perchance why it's a bad thing?
Perhaps scientific as well the standard rioting links would do, so that folks can make up their own minds as critical thinkers.

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[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2008-02-07 04:48 pm (UTC)
But if you could form your own opinion, you might not join their protest!
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[User Picture]From: etana
2008-02-07 06:49 pm (UTC)
Touche......ignorance is protestant bliss.....
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[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2008-02-07 07:01 pm (UTC)
I didn't know you were Catholic! :-)
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[User Picture]From: johnsu01
2008-02-07 05:43 pm (UTC)
You might like:

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html
http://www.eff.org/issues/drm

It's not necessary for art and music and books to sell well -- all of the major music labels are now moving toward offering DRM-free files. Check out http://emusic.com and Amazon's music store for DRMless music. The "side effects" of DRM prevent legitimate uses, like making collages, showing something you like to friends and family, copying clips for purposes of reviewing or criticizing, sharing something that's already in the public domain...

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[User Picture]From: etana
2008-02-07 06:49 pm (UTC)
No....I'm not asking you to tell me personally , I'm asking for this post to be a Better Post.
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[User Picture]From: johnsu01
2008-02-07 07:07 pm (UTC)
Then let me personally apologize for it not being better :)

The purpose was just to let people who might be interested know about the event. I wasn't really hoping to inform new people about DRM with that post, I agree that it was inadequate for that.
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