International Day Against DRM - 2014 edition


As part of its fight against DRM, April supports the International Day Against DRM of May 6th, 2014.

“If consumers even know there’s a DRM, what it is, and how it works, we’ve already failed.”
Disney, in The Economist, September 2005 a smartphone, chained with handcuffs

This day of protest is an opportunity to remember how dangerous these digital handcuffs are for free software users and developers, and how far they go toward restraining legitimate uses of digital contents.

On May 6th, 2014, The Free Software Foundation organises the International Day Against DRM, to inform on the dangers associated with DRM (Digital Restrictions Management). DRM is found in many files, such as in some of the online music and ebooks, but also in physical media such as DVD and video BluRays. They encode the content in order to make it unreadable by anyone who doesn't have the digital key to decode it. The major goal of DRM is to establish a control of private use, which was up to now impossible to implement.

Images for sharing

The FSF has images for sharing on the Defective By Design website.

Anti-DRM logos

DRM is killing music

DRM_is_killing_music.svg (also in png format). This image is in the public domain.

Authors against DRM

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