Today is the Day Against DRM, organized by the Free Software Foundation through their Defective by Design campaign against digital rights management (DRM), which they refer to instead with the more accurate moniker "digital restrictions management."
The first Day Against DRM was held in October 2006, and though progress has been made, there's a lot left in the fight against DRM. While music has largely made the escape, DRM has been added to far more products than most of us were even envisioning it being used for back in 2006.
The EFF will be hosting a live video discussion at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT to talk about the issues. The panel features EFF's Intellectual Property Director, Mitch Stoltz, Staff IP Attorney, Danny O'Brien, and Global Policy Analyst, Maira Sutton.
You can also mark the day by purchasing media from companies that have made the choice to publish without DRM, including:
- 50% off all ebooks and videos at O'Reilly with code DRM2014.
- Pay what you want for ebooks from The Humble Bundle. By paying more than $15, you unlock Volumes 1 and 20 of The Walking Dead graphic novels.
- 50% off all ebooks at No Starch. They have a lot of great titles for getting kids involved in technology.
- 50% off all ebooks from Make:.
- All Baen books are always DRM-free--check out their free (as in cost) library.
Learn more about the fight against DRM in the Opensource.com archives