Free Software Foundation to target DRM

Posted by salparadise on Apr 16, 2006 12:47 AM EDT
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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is planning a large-scale campaign against Digital Rights Management (DRM). Peter Brown, the executive director of the Free Software Foundation, said a campaign will be organised to target both consumers and manufacturers after the second draft of GPL 3 is released. GPL 3 will include provisions against Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology.

"We haven't got the campaign organised yet, but we're going to be employing a professional campaigner," he said. "There is a real potential for people power, whether it's boycotting devices, or picketing certain places — there are a lot of lovely targets out there. We have thousands and thousands of free software supporters out there and they will be deeply involved in the campaign."
Brown hopes that people will increasingly understand the need for Free software. "When you ask people about free software they should instinctively believe in free software. Just like people say 'I recycle my cans,' but don't understand the process behind it, you don't need to have read the GPL, or been a programmer to understand that a computer should be under your control.

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