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Don’t let the myths fool you: the W3C’s plan for DRM in HTML5 is a betrayal to all Web users.

http://freeculture.org

The Free Culture Foundation has posted a thorough response to the most common and misinformed defenses of the W3C's Extended Media Extensions (EME) proposal to inject DRM into HTML5. The FCF counters the three most common myths by unpacking some quotes which explain that 1.) DRM is not about protecting copyright. That is a straw man.

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Defend the Open Web: Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards

https://www.eff.org

There is a proposal currently before the World Wide Web Consortium's HTML5 Working Group to build DRM into the next generation of core Web standards. The proposal is called Encrypted Media Extensions, or EME. Its adoption would be a calamitous development, and must be stopped.

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Guide to DRM-free Living gets a big update!

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

We've just finished a major update of the Guide to DRM-free Living with dozens of new places to get ebooks, movies, and music without DRM and a page of worst-offenders. There have been some exciting developments in the realm of DRM opposition on ebooks, like Tor/Forge dropping DRM on ebooks, and we wanted to spruce up the guide to reflect all the progress that's been made.

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Open Letter By Eric S. Raymond To Chris Dodd (MPAA CEO)

http://esr.ibiblio.org

ESR writes about the perception of technologists on MPAA backed legislation such as SOPA/PIPA/ACTA. He tries to make it as clear as possible technologists will not have it. The internet and our computers will remain uncensored.

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FSFE Fellowship Interview with Heiki Ojasild

http://blogs.fsfe.org

For our January fellowship interview we met Heiki Ojasild. He joined the Free Software Foundation Europe in 2011, undertaking the task of translating fsfe.org into Estonian, his mother tongue. He is currently developing an XChat add-on, as well as a website for free SVG and JavaScript games. In 2010 he took part in the Baltic Olympiad in Informatics.

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Spotify is Defective by Design

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Our conclusion: Spotify is using DRM to prevent things legally permitted even by overly strict US copyright law, making Spotify defective by design.

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Let Barnes & Noble know that the Nook is defective by design

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Things have changed and now the Nook represents a real threat to users because of its invasive DRM, close relationship with DRM champions Adobe, and because of its use of the Android operating system -- which might lead many to think the Nook is not defective by design.

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The Danger of E-books by Richard Stallman

http://stallman.org

rms calls our attention to the problems of many current commercial ebook distribution models. Ebooks have many advantages compared to books but they also have many disadvantages. Yet, none of the disadvantages are somehow inherent in ebooks. (The link is a PDF.)

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Highlights from the 2011 Day Against DRM

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

This year's Day Against DRM on May 4th was an overall success. Thanks to all of you who participated!

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Steer clear of Android Market and its DRM

http://www.fsf.org

Google recently made headlines after they identified some malware being distributed through the Android Market. Not only did they stop distributing those apps, but they used their "remote kill switch" to remove the apps from phones where they were already downloaded. This is a kind of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) that all computer users should avoid.

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Sign-up! May 4th, 2011 Day Against DRM

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

The Day Against DRM is an opportunity to unite a wide range of projects, public interest organizations, web sites and individuals in an effort to raise public awareness to the danger of technology that requires users to give-up control of their computers or that restricts access to digital data and media.

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Antifeatures Talk

http://mako.cc

Benjamin Mako Hill gave a very insightful presentation at Linux Conf Australia 2010. Now the video and audio are available online. He talks about the "market segmentation" or price discrimination on vast number of hardware and software companies practice. About challenge-response protocols, drm, tivoization, monopolies and the role of free software.

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Kettling Wikileaks

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Richard Stallman on Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), Wikileaks, LOIC and police action during London protests and state inaction in US foreign politics. This is a longer version of a story originally published on the Guardian.

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What is Traitorware?

https://www.eff.org

Your digital camera may embed metadata into photographs with the camera's serial number or your location. Your printer may be incorporating a secret code on every page it prints which could be used to identify the printer and potentially the person who used it.

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The Humble Indie Bundle #2 Has Arrived

http://www.phoronix.com

The games in this second Humble Indie Bundle include Braid, Cortex Command, Mechanarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans. The game titles aren't too amazing, but they're all natively available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

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