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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.)


From: shirt_seeker
2008-02-07 04:47 pm (UTC)
I thought you would get books at a library? In case you can get movie DVDs, computer games and Music CDs there then taking these home and making copies for yourself is a breach of copyright and hurts the industry and the producing artists/programmers.

So this protest is meant to say: "I want to be able to make illegal copies of everything without paying in the future too?"
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[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2008-02-07 04:49 pm (UTC)
But you could donate to the artist's Paypal! ;-)
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From: shirt_seeker
2008-02-07 04:57 pm (UTC)
Paypal is soooo 90s...:oD
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[User Picture]From: sunow
2008-02-07 04:52 pm (UTC)
That's how I'm understanding it. :-/
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From: shirt_seeker
2008-02-07 04:56 pm (UTC)
The the FBI should hang out at this protest event and arrest everyone as they potentially all have illegal copies of copyright protected products.
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[User Picture]From: panzerkunst
2008-02-08 04:16 am (UTC)
You can download audiobooks from the library's website, but only for PCs. As they say on their website:

"Why can't I transfer OverDrive Audio Book titles directly to my iPod, or use these files on my Mac?

OverDrive Audio Book titles, provided by OverDrive, Inc., use DRM protection technology from Microsoft Corporation. Unfortunately the iPod and Mac do not currently support DRM-protected Windows Media Audio (WMA) files.

OverDrive, along with hundreds of online digital media providers, is hopeful that Apple and Microsoft can reach an agreement that would enable support for Microsoft-based DRM-protected materials on the iPod and Mac."
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