time to fight back

I’ve had it. I’m sick of region encoding on DVDs and video games. I’m sick of crippled (‘copy-protected’) audio CDs. I’m sick of DRM’d music. I’m sick of the fact that I can’t legally use the DVDs I purchased on the computer I purchased because it runs GNU/Linux. I’m sick of the fact that I can’t exercise my fair-use rights with DVDs, copy-protected audio CDs and digital music I purchase online. I’m sick of the fact that the perfectly good DVI video interface is being replaced with HDMI, which is nothing but a DRM’d version of DVI – not compatible of course.

I’ve been boycotting for quite a while. I refuse to buy DVDs. I refuse to buy DRM’d music. I refuse to buy new audio CDs – just bought five second hand the other day…

But it’s time to fight back more actively. I’ve joined the Action Alert Network at Defective By Design. If you value your freedom please join us!

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