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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: mattl
2008-02-07 04:54 pm (UTC)

nobody's saying you have to give away your work without getting paid...

free software is about freedom, not about price. free software is not freeware.

so, you can be paid any amount of dollars for your work, that's not in question here. but your work should not oppress the rights of other people.

i agree this model makes it difficult to sell mass market shrink wrapped software, but i've worked for the last 8 years as a programmer on this model, and i've eaten (a lot).
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[User Picture]From: perspicuity
2008-02-07 05:01 pm (UTC)

Re: nobody's saying you have to give away your work without getting paid...

freedom is good :)

i like getting paid for my work.

some of my work has been given away for free (but i was paid). good.

sometimes, one doesn't want the work modified or derivatives made.

and definitely, one doesn't want other people oppressing my rights or works either. i'm sure there's a nice happy continuum there.

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[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2008-02-07 05:04 pm (UTC)

Re: nobody's saying you have to give away your work without getting paid...

but your work should not oppress the rights of other people.

Which rights? I know what you mean, but you should be detailed here for folks who don't know.
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