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The Decade in DRM

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Since the late 1990s, a handful of media and technology companies has waged war against the public, imposing digital restrictions on the technology we use. Here's a rundown of this decade's most important moments in the fight against DRM, and an important announcement: Day Against DRM 2010 is happening on May 4th!

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Of the powers we choose to lose

http://www.libervis.com

How I came full circle from being a Free Software purist to totally rejecting the sentiment and back to appreciating at least one aspect of it: the preservation of personal power of the user.

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Tinkerer’s sunset

http://diveintomark.org

When DVD Jon was arrested after breaking the CSS encryption algorithm, he was charged with ``unauthorized computer trespassing''. That led his lawyers to ask the obvious question, ``On whose computer did he trespass?'' The prosecutor’s answer: ``his own''.

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EFF: 12 Trends to Watch in 2010

http://www.eff.org

It's the dawn of a new year. From our perch on the frontier of electronic civil liberties, EFF has collected a list of a dozen important trends in law, technology and business that we think will play a significant role in shaping online rights in 2010.

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Most Pirated Movie of 2009 ... Makes Heaps of Money

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Funny thing is, Star Trek is on course to make more than $100 million in profits.

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“DRM is Probably 70% of the Complication in Supporting Open Source”

http://boycottnovell.com

RadeonHD driver suffers from Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) which Microsoft and the copyright cartel push into GPUs

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Radeon DRM Driver Gets New Branches

http://www.phoronix.com

David Airlie, the Linux kernel DRM maintainer and the Red Hat employee responsible for a good portion of the open-source ATI Linux driver work, has announced changes in how he will be handling his DRM kernel branches and the addition of some new branches for ATI customers wishing to experiment with the latest Radeon driver code.

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DRM Change Continues To Cause Debate

http://www.phoronix.com

With so much of the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) work going straight into the Linux kernel -- thanks in large part to all of the work on memory management and kernel mode-setting -- Kristian proposed that the DRM driver code be removed from the separate DRM Git tree. With this message, Kristian created a new DRM repository that dropped all of the linux-core, bsd-core, and shared-core code.

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Linux and Digital Rights Management (DRM)

http://www.h-online.com

The principles of open source software and the film and record companies' perceived need to control how film, video and audio recordings are consumed seem incompatible. This article explores the issues.

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Defective By Design: Kindle Discourages Readers

http://www.readwriteweb.com

"The Free Software Foundation's Defective By Design campaign just added the Amazon Kindle to its list of DRM-related offenders. The organization started a petition against Amazon for restricting readers' access to their own books and effectively discouraging reading options..."

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petition demanding that Amazon drop DRM from the Kindle

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation's DefectiveByDesign.org campaign, in cooperation with prominent authors, journalists, and librarians, has launched a petition against the Amazon Kindle's use of digital restrictions management (DRM).

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Protect the freedom to read, end DRM on books

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Amazon's recent remote deletion of 1984 and Animal Farm struck a nerve. There was something so undeniably creepy about a company entering hundreds of virtual bookshelves in the middle of the night and deleting "1984" (of all books!).

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Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos apologizes for Kindle ebook deletion.

http://www.fsf.org

The FSF and Defective By Design, which on Monday called on activists to post reviews calling attention to the Kindle Swindle's arbitrary deletion of George Orwell ebooks from hundreds of users' devices, welcomed Bezos's apology, but said more must be done to remedy the problems exposed by Amazon's actions.

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Why 2024 Will Be Like Nineteen Eighty-Four

http://www.slate.com

Consider the legal difference between purchasing a physical book and buying one for your Kindle. When you walk into your local Barnes & Noble to pick up a paperback of Animal Farm, the store doesn't force you to sign a contract limiting your rights.

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Double-plus ungood: give Amazon's Kindle a 1-star review

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Late last week, Amazon deleted purchased copies of George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm from the ebook readers of hundreds of users. They were able to do this because of proprietary software and Digital Restrictions Management. Amazon doesn't say anything about DRM on the Kindle's page, so it's up to us to write reviews to let people know about it.

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