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|DRM-free Music from EMI|
|April 3, 2007: EMI, the world’s third largest music company, said today that it was making its music available online without a key anti-piracy measure in a deal with Apple Inc. to boost sales of digital music. Read the full story|
<GPLv2> I know my rights; I want my phone call! <DRM> What use is a phone call, if you are unable to speak? (as seen on /.)
Robert Milan found it on /. and made it his signature.
Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) is a technology that affects all users of computers, media players, mobile phones and other devices.
"'Your devices don't trust you!' is the basic message of DRM. In fact they trust you so little that they will not even tell you that they put you under surveillance," says Joachim Jakobs, FSFE's media coordinator. 
“If consumers even know there's a DRM, what it is, and how it works, we've already failed,” says Peter Lee, an executive at Disney. 
"DRM technologies are based on the principle that a third party has more influence over your devices than you, and that their interests will override yours when they come in conflict. That is even true where your interest is perfectly legitimate and legal, and possibly also for your own data," explains Georg Greve, FSFE's president. 
"the problem with restriction systems is that they require your computer to be under control of somebody other than you. In order to implement it up at layer seven, something that they want to achieve, we could argue what they are trying to achieve at layer seven is a good thing or a bad thing or it should be allowed or it shouldn't be allowed. My problem is that if they are gonna lock you down way back down layer zero inside the kernel inorder to achieve an effect at layer seven, you know what they are going to accomplish, a zillion unintented consequences or at any rate irrelevant consequences." - explains Eben Moglen, professor of law and history of law at Columbia University, serves pro bono as General Counsel for the Free Software Foundation, and is the Chairman of Software Freedom Law Center 
This page co-ordinates Indian DRM Elimination Campaign, to educate the consumers about the evils of DRM and initiate public debate on the same.
Act Against Proposed Amendments for DRM in Indian Copyright Law
|It is strongly recommended to watch this video debate at Holland Open on DRM to get basic understanding the issues surrounding DRM (understand clearly to such a level for you to explain it to your friends). A transcript of the debate is being prepared and any help to complete it is appreciated. If you didn't get it completely and some doubts are there shoot a mail to fsf-friends list.|
Join these communities and invite your friends to join.
DRM Elimination Crew Edit
| If you use Google Talk or any of the messenger services please set 'Eliminate DRM!' and a link to this page as your status message. Also set this as your email signature. People have started asking me "what is DRM?" after setting my status message in Google Talk (and it appears in orkut as well). This is one of the easiest ways in which you can participate in this campaign. |
| Help needed to complete the transcript of a debate on DRM at Holland Open. |
DRM Elimination Crew are determined to study the effects of DRM and educate the public. So if you wanna join this campaign, just sign your name below. Also don't forget to write something about you and your contact details, so that we can contact you when we have updates about the campaign, in your user page, if it doesn't exist already (ie, if your name is shown in red). Note that the list is ordered alphabetically.
- Ajith Sen
- Anish Bhaskaran
- Anitha P
- Anivar Aravind
- Anoop P
- Anson Antony
- Antony F.M.
- Anupam Jain
- Ashwin Das CG
- Chandrasekharan Nair S
- CK Raju
- Debarshi Ray
- Dinil Mon Divakaran
- Fahad Pulikkal
- Dhanagopal R
- Easwar Hariharan
- Gaurav Chaturvedi
- Hiran Venugopalan
- Jai Nayak
- Jeffrey Antony
- Jinesh K.J
- Kishore A
- Maxin B. John
- Mobin M
- Nagarjuna G.
- Nikhil N
- Pramode C.E
- Pramod P
- Praveen A
- Riyaz Usman
- Santhosh Thottingal
- Sathyajit B
- Sayan Chakrabarti
- Shrikant Gaikwad
- Shyam K
- Sreejith K
- Sreejith N
- Sreerenj B
- Sujith H
- Sumod Mohan K
- Sunanda Williams
- Tennyson Varghese
- Thejesh GN
- Tinku Sampath
- Vihan Pandey
- Vikram Vincent
- Vivek T.V.
- Vinod Chand.
- Vipin M
- Soumya Ranjan Das
- Rohan C Goud (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Pranshu Gupta
- Abhineet Dubey
- Defective By Design Campaign by FSF
- DRM.info by FSF Europe and other organisations
- Bad Vista Campaign by FSF
- EFF's Frequently Awkward Questions for the Entertainment Industry
- Stop DRM Now
- Digital Freedom - Freedom of sights and sounds
- GPLv3 process
- Vendor of Linux-based DVR "unlocks" DRM
- Amazon to Sell Warner Music Minus Copy Protection
- DMCA Means You Can't Delete Files On Your PC?
- Survey says: only DRM-free music is worth paying for
- Why DRM won't ever work
- EMI Dropping Copy Limits on Online Music
- BBC documentary on Audio DRM
- BBC documentary on Video DRM
- Who Controls Your Television?
- EU Commissioner criticizes iPod-iTunes tie-in
- Lessons in Negotiations - The iCon - by Gopal V on Steve Job's article
- Music wants to be free (Reply to Steve Jobs article below) by Economist
- Thoughts on Music - Steve Jobs
- Music Companies Mull Ditching DRM
- Vista DRM Cracked on Launch Day
- A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection
- Fight DRM While There's Still Time
- Don't read this article
- DRM, Vista and your rights