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[FSF] Free Software Supporter -- Issue 11, December/January 2009

http://lists.gnu.org

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* LibrePlanet Conference 2009!
* FSF files suit against Cisco for GPL violations
* BadVista: We hardly knew ye
* GCC libraries get updated license exception
* An open response to Chris Frey regarding GFDL 1.3
* Updating the Free Software Definition
* More background about the Cisco case
* The bootable membership cards are (finally) here!
* 3D graphics are 100% free software

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The Fight Against the DRM

http://oh-ex539.blogspot.com

"For those of you media junkies out there, you are probably already familiar with the term Digital Rights Management. For those of you who are less familiar, a DRM is any sort of software that is usually attached to media files in order to limit the use of the media file.

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Microsoft Wants Music DRM Renaissance

http://boycottnovell.com

DRM technologies still have their share of fans, Microsoft being a major one among them

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AbiWord’s Embrace of OpenDocument Format Increased, Gets Funding from NLnet

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AbiWord to improve ODF support; OOXML has DRM; antitrust exhibit returns

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Apple Shows Us DRM's True Colors

http://www.eff.org

"...In fact, an inventory of Apple's remaining DRM armory makes it vividly clear that DRM (backed by the DMCA) is almost always about eliminating legitimate competition, hobbling interoperability, and creating de facto technology monopolies: ..."

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Apple announces all music on iTunes to go DRM-free - no word on movies, TV shows, games, audiobooks

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

"...We must continue to put pressure on Apple. That means continuing to boycott all DRM-content on iTunes, including the iPhone and the App Store. We encourage Apple to continue to remove DRM from iTunes content, including all movies, TV shows, games, audiobooks and applications, as well as support for free formats, such as Vorbis and Theora..."

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What’s wrong with Microsoft Windows Vista? - by John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation

http://darthchaosofrspw.wordpress.com

"...There is a battle underway between those who value freedom, and corporations such as Microsoft who wish to profit by taking that freedom away. DRM and absurd licenses are at the heart of that battle. Please join us on the side of freedom by saying NO not just to Windows Vista and other DRM-enabled products, but to proprietary software in general.

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iFlop: Boycott Apple

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

"...By including iTunes gift cards and purchases in your boycott of all Apple products, you can help drive change."

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Microsoft’s DRM May Get More Aggressive, Apple Bullies to Defend DRM

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Microsoft and Apple carry on fighting for DRM and the accompanying lock-in

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Sleet

http://xkcd.com

I mean, I can barely hear myself complaining about Battlestar Galactica.

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DRM is always anti-user

http://www.digitalcitizen.info

"...Expanding the DRM acronym is a matter of what side you’re on. If you’re on the user’s side, the side that says you ought to be able to treat stuff you bought as your own, you’ll not forget that “digital rights management” is “private language” as well.

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A Closer Look at Digital Rights Management

http://www.law.com

Earlier this year, the last of the four major music labels offered its respective catalog for digital download to Amazon.com's music service in the MP3 format with no digital copy protections, giving users the ability to freely transfer songs to any portable MP3 music player.

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Buy a new anti-DRM t-shirt from the Free Software Foundation's online store

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

" Last year, we wrote about the fantastic anti-DRM t-shirt winners in TorrentFreak's contest. Now, you can buy one of those shirts..."

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Opposing Digital Restrictions Management

http://www.fsf.org

"FSF's John Sullivan will speak about the problems with Digital Restrictions Management at the American Society for Information Science and Technology's annual meeting. He'll talk about the history and work of DefectiveByDesign.org, as well as the importance of free software and information sharing..."

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Steal This Comic

http://xkcd.com

I spent more time trying to get an audible.com audio book playing than it took to listen to the book. I have lost every other piece of DRM-locked music I have paid for.

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