Boston supporters! Join us against DRM
International Day Against DRM (IDAD) is coming up on Tuesday, September 18th. This is our twelfth year gathering together to say in one voice that we oppose Digital Restrictions Management (DRM). If you live in the Boston area, we hope you'll join us for some in-person events! We're excited to spread the word about the injustice of DRM face-to-face, and we hope to see you there.
Thursday, September 13th, at 18:30: Join us for a sign-making party at the Free Software Foundation (FSF) office! Stop by any time between 18:30 and 20:30 to meet other free software enthusiasts from the Boston area, make signs for IDAD, and enjoy some snacks.
Tuesday, September 18th, from 12:00 - 14:00: We'll be in front of the Copley Square side of the Boston Public Library, to rally in support of DRM-free ebooks, audiobooks, and other media.
Tuesday, September 18th, at 17:30: Meet us at the FSF office in Boston to gather signs and head over to the Apple store on Boylston Street.
Tuesday, September 18th, at 18:00: Gathering at the Apple store on Boylston Street to communicate to shoppers that Apple devices are stacked with proprietary software and DRM-supporting technologies, that Apple opposes their Right to Repair, and that there are better options for devices and software.
Can't join us in person?
There are still things you can do to participate in IDAD! IDAD is a global event with people from all around the world participating and taking action online and in their communities. Here are a few things you can do:
- Share on social media using the tag #IDAD;
- Sign the pledge and go a Day Without DRM;
- Blog or otherwise write about why you stand against DRM;
- Wear your favorite anti-DRM shirt (and send us a photo!); or
- Add the IDAD modal window to your Web site.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you in the office and in the streets!
Defective by Design (DbD) is a participatory and grassroots campaign run by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). DbD raises awareness about devices and media encumbered by Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), showing what they really are: Defective by Design. DRM is the practice of placing technological restrictions on digital media, and we're working together to eliminate it as a threat to freedom for computer users, as well as a threat to privacy for readers, viewers, and those making art, media, and more.
Photo by Karen Rustad Tölva, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)