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Highlights from the 2011 Day Against DRM

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

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Outcry leads to 200 bricks ordered and reprehensible Nintendo response

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In a little over a week, we surpassed our goal of taking 200 brick orders for Nintendo, to protest their claim that they have the right to "brick" (disable) users' devices when used outside of Nintendo's outrageous Terms of Service.

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

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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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Tell Sony to stop harassing hackers

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This month we're focusing our attention on Sony. Sony has been in the news a lot recently: suing developers for figuring out how to run free software on their PlayStation 3 consoles. Both George Hotz (geohot) and more recently, Graf Chokolo -- operator of the PS3 Hypervisor Reverse Engineering blog have been harrassed by Sony, with Graf Chokolo having his home raided on Feb 23rd.

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The louder you scream...

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An existing digital restriction comes back for a second attack. We have three ideas for action to take against the streaming media giants. The idea of streaming media is not a new one. A look at the potted history of the web and public Internet in general shows that multimedia features were something that lots of people have tried to get right, and a lot of companies have gotten wrong.

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The most important work for freedom that this culture has seen in generations

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The Free Software Foundation and Richard Stallman's work represents the most important work for freedom that this culture, the American culture, has seen in many many generations because it takes the ideas of freedom and it removes it from the ivory tower, and it removes it from lawyers, and places it in a community -- a technology community -- that is one of the most important communities definin

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Please don't get me any of these things as a gift

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Recently I received a gift from a stranger -- a copy of Blood Bowl for Windows. Based on the fantasy football board game of the same name, the gift may have seemed like a no-brainer for someone who doesn't know you very well, and may be forced to buy a gift based on your apparent likes and dislikes from your posts on a forum or website.

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Reject UltraViolet DRM

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Throughout the relatively short history of Digital Restrictions Management, we have seen various methods of user restriction come and go. Now, there is a new threat on the horizon: UltraViolet. A soon to be implemented DRM scheme, UltraViolet -- or should that be Ultraviolent -- is a joint effort between companies such as Sony, Adobe, Cisco, HP, Microsoft and Intel.

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DefectiveByDesign's new sticker contest winning design

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We now have an official winner of our sticker design contest announced in April. Our old stickers depicting the shackles of DRM went well with Apple's iPod advertising at the time, but now, with Apple's new developer licensing agreement and the release of the iBad, their latest restriction, our anti-DRM sticker is in need of an update.

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New FSF microblogging communities

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!fsf !gnu !libreplanet !dbd !playogg announced ...

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