International Day Against DRM – May 6th

By Ayori S. 1 Comment

On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, the world comes together to say no to Digital Restrictions Management. See how you can get involved, check out participating organizations, and read publications about the Day.
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International Day Against DRM: WARNING: DRM IS TOXIC

As part of the International Day Against DRM several eBook publishers are offering significant discounts.

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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Digital Restriction Management is TOXIC to your freedom

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Ayori S.

Ayori is an Oakland, CA native, a mother, entrepreneur and tech professional. She is a self taught software developer since age 11 and first founder at age 16. Currently she is a Senior Solution Engineer at salesforce.com where she's also held roles in Product Management, Business Analysis, and Technical Engineering. Prior to salesforce.com Ayori held engineering roles at large global outfits such as ABB Inc and Schneider Electric. Ayori's list of social contributions include organizing the first ever Hackathon on Black Male Achievement (Startup Weekend Oakland Black Male Achievement), founding Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur Forum (a pre-incubator for entrepreneurs in undeveloped regions), founding the Black Employee Network affinity group at salesforce.com, serving on the Communities Board at the Anita Borg Institute, mentoring Emerging Leaders in the Middle East and Africa for TechWomen (U.S. Department of State initiative started by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton), mentoring young African American males for The Hidden Genius Project (which provides black boys with knowledge, skills and support to create technical jobs in the 21st century), Producing/Designing Sid's Day of Discovery (science education android based tablet video game for pre-schoolers) for the Jim Henson Company featuring Sid the Science Kid and helping a long list of Fortune 500 enterprise businesses maintain their competitive differentiation by adopting cloud strategies. Ayori's latest venture, Hugging Yuri focuses on coaching and mentoring women from around the world on leadership and nurturing their lives to build healthy loving families and communities. Hugging Yuri advocates for families to raise their children with an abundant exposure to diverse cultures, science, technology, engineering, math, art and music against all odds. Follow her personal Twitter account @iayori