Defective by Design

24 May ’06

Boing Boing reports on anti-DRM civil disobedience: “Protestors from the Free Software Foundation’s excellent Defective By Design anti-DRM campaign staged a surprise demonstration yesterday at Seattle’s WinHEC conference, disrupting Bill Gates’s keynote. The demonstrators swarmed the entrance to the conference center in bright yellow hazmat (hazardous material) suits as attendees filed in to see Gates describe the new DRM features in Vista, the next Windows operating system. The message was that adding technologies designed to restrict the freedom of computer owners turned our beloved PCs into hazardous materials — technology that harms us instead of making our lives better.”

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