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International Day Against DRM (IDAD) 2020

by Greg Farough Contributions Published on Nov 11, 2020 06:56 PM
International Day Against DRM (IDAD) 2020
When Dec 04, 2020

from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
Where Worldwide
Contact Name

Every year, we organize the International Day Against DRM (IDAD) to mobilize protests collaboration, grassroots activism, and in-person actions against the grave threat of DRM.

This year's annual day in protest of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) will be on December 4th, 2020, and will focus on streaming services' unjust use of DRM. We need your help to spread that message far and wide to both anti-DRM activists and those simply concerned with how in a world with continued technological advancement, our digital freedoms are increasingly under threat.

How to participate

  • Join us in sending a clear message about Netflix’s use of DRM by phoning their feedback and support line at 1-865-383-3330. Need help on what to say? Read our sample script at the link above. If you’re not a Netflix subscriber, you can tell them that you never will be one until they get rid of their DRM.

  • Join us for a BigBlueButton session on Friday at 12 PM EST (17:00 UTC) for an informal chat on the anti-DRM movement, where we’ll talk strategies, share stories, report on activities happening around the globe, and plan for the future.

  • Post on social media using the hashtag #DayAgainstDRM to let us and others know how you’re celebrating the Day Against DRM. If you’re on social media, keep an eye out, and share, our own posts and those of organizations around the world who are partnering with us, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Framasoft, and La Quadrature du Net.

  • Living outside the US? Help us update important information about your country so we can direct people around the world to updated resources. Let the DBD campaign know what DRM-related issues need attention in your area and how we can help on the LibrePlanet wiki.

  • Join us on the Freenode IRC network in the #dbd channel for real-time discussion on anti-DRM activism.

  • Challenge yourself to go a day (or even longer!) without DRM, and call on your community to join you. You can use our Guide to DRM-free Living as a way to read, watch, and listen to new media without compromising your freedom. While you’re there, you can check out DRM-free media sales from Libreture, Leanpub, and other partnering organizations of this year’s IDAD.

  • Support our comments for new exemptions to the DMCA anti-circumvention rules by sending your name and state (or country, if you are outside the US) to

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