[SASAG] Saturday, DRM protests, Seattle.

Brian Hatch bri at ifokr.org
Thu Jun 8 14:40:02 PDT 2006

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----- Forwarded message from Jonas Jacobson <jacobson at fsf.org> -----

We are organizing flash protests this Saturday at Apple stores, and we
are looking for help to get the word out and encourage as many people as
possible to join us. Please see the info below and call or email me if
you have any questions or can think of other ways to help.  One thing
you could do is post information about the protest to your mailing
list.  You can find out more about what's going on below.


Jonas, fsf

DefectiveByDesign are organizing Flash Mobs at Apple stores 
across the country this Saturday from 10:30am protesting DRM inside the
iPod and iTunes. All you need do is turn up and join the mob and smile
for the camera, as they will be capturing photos and video to be posted
on their website http://defectivebydesign.org/

Apple Store New York: 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153
Apple Store Boston: 100 Cambridgeside Galleria, Cambridge, MA 02141
Apple Store Chicago: 679 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Apple Store Seattle: 4702 NE University Village Pl, Seattle, WA 98105
Apple Store San Francisco: 1 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Apple Store Plano: 6121 West Park Blvd. Plano, TX 75093

Let us know which City you are in by emailing us at 
appleflash at defectivebydesign.org (include a phone number and we will
call you with meet-up info)

In the 14 days since the launch of DefectiveByDesign on May 23, more
than 2,000 technologists have taken the pledge to take direct action to
help spread the word about DRM. Raising awareness about DRM is vital.
Direct Action events get the press coverage that gets people discussing
the issues. Once people know about DRM - we win. As Peter Lee, an
executive at Disney said, "If consumers even know there's a DRM, what it
is, and how it works, we've already failed,".

Come and join us and have some fun - and head for lunch afterward to
hang out with your fellow DRM-fighters. 

What is DRM?
Technology that restricts what you can do with the electronic devices
you own and the media you buy. DRM can be deployed in software, hardware
and content like music or movies. DRM enables Big Media to restrict

Big Media call it Digital RIGHTS Management - their rights. They want
the rights to restrict you and your behavior, so we call it Digital 
RESTRICTIONS Management and CRAP (Content, Restriction, Annulment,

DRM doesn't just restrict the use of music and movies, it can also be
used to restrict software or access to information. Introducing DRM
into our computers and devices hands over control to strangers. DRM can
monitor what you do and report on your behavior.

What is wrong with Apple and iTunes?
We have always been able to buy music and copy it for our personal
needs. We've all made mix tapes for our friends, or burned a copy for
our car, or for our portable device. Big Media figured that with digital
technology they could find a way to stop us from doing these things in
the hope that they could make us pay for every use. Apple has introduced
DRM into their product lines to please Big Media, and to impose
restrictions and monitoring. As the largest distributor of DRM
technology Apple is setting a new low for the mistreatment of our

Take back your technology, say no to DRM in your computer and in your
home. Join DefectiveByDesign.org http://defectivebydesign.org/

----- End forwarded message -----

Brian Hatch                  "My shoes are too tight
   Systems and                and I have forgotten
   Security Engineer          how to dance."

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