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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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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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iPhone kill-switch

http://freeculture.org

"Last weekend, Steve Jobs revealed that Apple has built a “kill-switch” into every iPhone to terminate any 'malicious or inappropriate' programs that somehow got through their application screening process.

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[FSF] Free Software Supporter Issue 6 - August 2008

http://lists.gnu.org

– ## In this issue
* Why free software and Apple's iPhone don't mix
* Play Ogg!
* Pizza Party for friends of the FSF in San Francisco
* Portland associate membership meeting recap
* Give Apple the iPhone Challenge
* Help defeat Microsoft's OOXML format!
* Atheros releases free software wireless driver
* Yahoo Music -- the bad dream of DRM continues
* GNU spotlight with Karl Berry

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FSF demonstrates iPhone's incompatibility with free software and GPLv3

http://www.fsf.org

"BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, July 31, 2008 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has published a statement exposing Apple's hostile position towards free software on its iPhone mobile computing platform..."

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Why free software and Apple's iPhone don't mix - by John Sullivan

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"I've published a second article for the Free Software Foundation about Apple's iPhone, looking at the measures Apple uses to control iPhone users and prevent developers from writing free software for the platform. It turns out that this is a good example of why updating the GPL was important, and why it's a good idea for developers to use the new version (GPLv3).

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[FSF] Free Software Supporter -- Issue 6, July 2008

http://lists.gnu.org

## In this issue
* It's not the Gates, it's the bars
* Act on ACTA!
* Fight the Canadian DMCA!
* Rhapsody and Naxos go DRM free
* Refusing Digital Monitoring Policies
* 5 reasons to avoid iPhone 3G
* autonomo.us activist group to focus on freedom in network services
* identi.ca is autonomo.us
* GNU spotlight with Karl Berry
* Richard Stallman's speaking schedule
* Take action!

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5 reasons to avoid iPhone 3G

http://www.fsf.org

"The 5 real reasons to avoid iPhone 3G:

** iPhone completely blocks free software. Developers must pay a tax to Apple, who becomes the sole authority over what can and can't be on everyone's phones.
** iPhone endorses and supports Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) technology.

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The iFlop

http://www.forbes.com

Steve Jobs tried to design --and dictate--the future of television. Here's how he failed.

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