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International Day Against DRM is here!

by Zak Rogoff Contributions Published on May 06, 2014 12:21 PM
Though it isn't often discussed in the news, who controls digital media is an important question of our time.

Powerful entertainment and technology companies use Digital Restrictions Management to restrict our use of it. We organize and build tools to protect our access to it. Our opponents are strong enough to have the government on their side in most countries, but when we come together, we are strong too.

Happy International Day Against DRM

Today we come together for the eighth International Day Against DRM, to insist on a future without restrictions on our media. This is the largest anti-DRM event in the world, and it's growing. Head over to to take action against DRM with events, petitions and more, then meet the anti-DRM community and enjoy sales on DRM-free media.

In addition to individuals taking action through, nine organizations have let Defective by Design know they are participating. See a full list, including community groups, activist organizations and media stores, on the Web site. We expect more to join throughout the day.

If you have a microblog account, make sure to let your followers know today that you care about ending DRM. Post with the hashtag #DayAgainstDRM and link to

If you don't have time to do anything, you can donate to Defective by Design, to keep us organizing the Day and make it even better next year.

Happy International Day Against DRM, and good luck with whatever action you take. I hope to see you at one of the actions today, on the DRM-elimination crew discussion list or the #dbd IRC channel on Freenode.

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