International Day Against DRM – May 6th
If this isn’t yet making sense the Electronic Frontier Foundation website explained it well:
What is DRM? It stands for Digital Rights Management, and it refers to any kind of technology that controls what you can and can’t do with the media and hardware you’ve purchased. It can restrict all kinds of lawful activities, such as being able to repair, modify, or re-sell the things that you own. The effect of DRM on your rights has grown thanks to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which makes it a crime to try to bypass DRM or even spread the knowledge of how to do so. These laws, called anti-circumvention policies, are now being exported around the world international agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
It’s time to fight back against these laws that strip users of our rights over the media and devices we’ve rightfully purchased.
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