Protests Against DRM at Apple Store Locations

Today, a group known as has orchestrated a number of protests against DRM at Apple retail locations throughout the United States.

Their goal is to inform shoppers at Apple Stores about the potential pitfalls of DRM, which include being restricted to specific file types and devices, the challenges in transferring or sharing music (apparently, they are unaware of the ‘burn’ feature in iTunes), and Apple’s stringent measures against any major third parties that attempt to enhance the iTMS + iPod ecosystem or make the iPod compatible with alternate content platforms (such as the incident with Real/Rhapsody).

DefectiveByDesign has advised participants to bring their cameras to these events, and we will be on the lookout for updates on the effectiveness of these protests.

[via BoingBoing]



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