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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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Steer clear of Android Market and its DRM

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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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Stallman calls for end to ‘war on sharing’

http://www.itnews.com.au

"Surveillance, censorship, restrictive data formats and software-as-a-service threatened the freedom of IT users, GNU founder and free software activist Richard Stallman claimed..."

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We should all be using free software

http://www.guardian.co.uk

"Making source codes available would safeguard users from infringements on their freedoms and prevent monopolies..."

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Nintendo DSi: Defective by DESiGN.

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"In November, Nintendo released the DSi console in Japan. Next month, the rest of the world will be hit by this console. Similar to the previous Nintendo DS and DS Lite consoles, the DSi has two screens and the ability to access WiFi networks.

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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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US citizens: Notice and Request for Public Comments

https://secure.commentworks.com

"...Digital rights management (DRM) refers to technologies typically used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, and copyright holders to attempt to control how consumers access and use media and entertainment content. Among other issues, the workshop will address the need to improve disclosures to consumers about DRM limitations.

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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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[FSF] Happy GNU Year!

http://lists.gnu.org

"Happy GNU year to all free software supporters! If you haven't already joined the Free Software Foundation as a card-carrying member, now is a great time. Take a look at the new ultra-slim credit card-sized FSF membership cards -- the first batch is shipping out today. Of course, member number zero had to be for our founder and president Richard Stallman..."

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

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"...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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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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