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Defective by Design
campaign to abolish DRM. Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) robs us of control over the technology we use and the culture we live in.
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Defective by Design May 19
Streaming under quarantine doesn't have to involve . Check out our highlights from the DRM-free Guide here, and share with your friends and family!
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Defective by Design May 4
This , remember that the real Rebel Alliance are all those who oppose Darth Disney's draconian DRM schemes. Say no to and any other streaming service that makes entertainment a testground for dystopia.
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Defective by Design May 1
Get top-notch -free music and help your favorite artists weather the COVID-19 crisis: today, May 1, as well as June 5 and July 3, Bandcamp is waiving their revenue share!
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Defective by Design Apr 27
By using the hashtag , you agree that no work on which you hold copyright shall be deemed protected by an effective technological measure under any applicable law prohibiting or restricting circumvention of such measures.
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Defective by Design Apr 7
Streaming under quarantine doesn't have to involve DRM. Check out our highlights from the DRM-free Guide here:
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Defective by Design Mar 19
on medical equipment has always been a threat to human health and lives, as well as a violation of our rights, and now DRM on ventilators may actually cost lives:
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Defective by Design Feb 13
Our Defective by Design campaign zeroes in on the dastardly nature of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM). Learn what we've been up to this year, and support the fight to free our media!
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Defective by Design Feb 3
In case you missed it: Disney's power in the movie industry has allowed them to build a better mousetrap in the form of Disney+.
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Defective by Design Jan 28
A few days late for : Disney's power in the movie industry has allowed them to build a better mousetrap in the form of Disney+.
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Defective by Design Jan 27
In case you missed it: sign our new petition!!!! 's support of Windows 7 is over - but its life doesn't have to end. Tell them to by releasing it as free software.
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Defective by Design Jan 24
We call once again for the end of the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions, and the absurd exemptions process. The DMCA violates your right to control your own computing, and the right to share the tools we create with others.
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Defective by Design Jan 24
EA can brick the Tetris game on your phone, but they can't keep you from playing it in Emacs! Libre games let you have your fun and freedom, too.
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Defective by Design Jan 23
We call once again for the end of the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions, and the absurd exemptions process. The DMCA violates your right to control your own computing, and the right to share the tools we create with others.
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Defective by Design Jan 21
has its first keynote speaker!!! Join us on March 14-15 for an exciting program that will include a keynote by Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle. Register for the LibrePlanet conference here:
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Defective by Design Jan 7
Meanwhile at the CES-pool, Apple and Facebook are holding a panel on "what consumers want." Maybe they want freedom, and not to be classified based on their ability to buy things. Find technology that treats you w/ respect:
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ralph waldo cybersyn Dec 27
Sonos states on their website that "sustainability is non-negotiable," and that they design products to minimize impact, but I work at an e-waste recycler and have demonstrable proof this is false. Sonos's "recycle mode" intentionally bricks good devices so they can't be reused.
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Defective by Design Dec 24
Emperor Palpatine? More like Emperor Palpable Irony. Disney, one of the most notorious purveyors of , uses it as a plot point in the new Star Wars film: Beware: article contains spoilers! Learn more about our fight against DRM:
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Defective by Design Dec 24
We're so proud of our new animated promo, "ShoeTool," a holiday tale featuring an elf whose shoemaking is stymied by proprietary software. Watch it now and share with !
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Defective by Design Dec 23
ShoeTool is an animated fairy tale about an elf shoemaker who thinks he buys a machine to help him make shoes... only to find out that there are strings attached to his "purchase." Show your support for free software: share with !
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Defective by Design Dec 23
The snitching Elf on a Shelf might be fun, but in all seriousness, it really sets a terrible precedent for your child's right to privacy, both today and as an adult. Use the holidays to teach positive lessons instead:
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