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DRM seems spreading into more types of products

DRM seems spreading into more types of products, with Mozilla giving in to DRM in its Firefox Web browser and the media fawning over Apple’s DRM-laden “smart” watch. But more people are waking up to DRM’s oppressive effect every day, and the movement to regain control of public technology is growing. On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, global communities are coming together for the ninth International Day Against DRM. Gathering, protesting, making, and sharing, showing the world and the media insisting on a future without DRM.

Join the announcements list and tell us where you live to get notifications about new events held by like-minded people in your area. Get your friends together and plan an event. This year we’ve even got an event planning guide and [a shiny new flyer (translations coming soon!) for you to use to spread awareness of DRM in your community. Not into flyering? The site has a list of other ideas for events. Whatever you choose to do, let us know and we’ll be glad to answer any questions you have and promote it to people in your area. We recommend you also add it to the list as soon as possible, even if you haven’t work out all the details yet.

Translate our flyer into your language. Even if you can’t hand it out in your country, someone else might. All translations will be posted on dayagainstdrm.org as they are completed. We’ve set up a translation area on the LibrePlanet wiki. Please be sure to read all instructions before you begin. Draft a blog post or make a video talking about the dangers of DRM, and get ready to post it on May 6th. Feel free to contact us if you’d like advice or help.

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