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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: johnsu01
2008-02-07 08:02 pm (UTC)
I know of no major provider of digital media for libraries that are requiring the installation of spyware.

I'm referring to software like the Overdrive Media Console, which monitors your activity on your own computer.

Libraries can help create the demand for DRM-free materials, and it's consistent with their mission to make an effort at that. We will also be pushing the publishers, but the publishers will tell us that they have to do what the market wants. Everyone always wants to pass the buck. Also, again, emusic.com, the #2 downloadable music distributor, is now getting into the market of DRM-free audiobooks. You don't think that is a sign of the demand existing? A successful business is now expanding to include that product. Pretty good sign to me.
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