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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: thetathx1138
2008-02-07 08:05 pm (UTC)
No, no, you're missing my point. Emusic is a consumer website. Libraries have to purchase intellectual property through different methods, so what's available to the CONSUMER might not be available to the LIBRARY.
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[User Picture]From: johnsu01
2008-02-07 08:12 pm (UTC)
I do understand your point. I'm saying that because people are coming around to selling their books without DRM to consumers, they could be willing to do the same to libraries. And potentially the same distributors could be used. I agree that this is new territory, but I'm pointing to this as a sign that there is a nascent alternative that we should be encouraging. Maybe the BPL can't shift to DRM-free all at once, but they could, for example, have a policy of providing DRM-free when it's available. They should contact the same distributors selling through emusic and see if they are willing and able to sell the some DRM-free materials to the library.


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