This Tuesday, May 6, 2014, a global community will come together for the eighth International Day Against DRM (http://dayagainstdrm.org):
We'll be gathering, protesting, making and sharing, showing the world and the media that we insist on a future without Digital Restrictions Management (https://www.defectivebydesign.org/what_is_drm_digital_restrictions_management).
We'll distribute information about DRM to customers in front of Best Buy (http://stores.bestbuy.com/804/) (401 Park Dr), then go for food and drinks at Cornwall's (http://www.cornwalls.com) (654 Beacon St).
This event is being coordinated by the FSF (https://fsf.org/). The goal is to use engaging materials get people thinking about the realities of DRM and excited about DRM-free media. Come to do whatever is best for your comfort level - you can hand out info, or take it to the next level and strike up friendly conversations with passersby. We'll be at the Best Buy for about 30 minutes.
Meet on the sidewalk in front of Whole Foods at the St. Mary's T stop on the C Branch of the Green Line, just past Kenmore. After meeting at the Whole Foods near the T station, we'll do a little training to maximize our effectiveness, then walk to the Best Buy together (about 10 minutes). If you'll be late you can check in with Zak Rogoff of the FSF at the phone number below and meet us at the Best Buy itself at 401 Park Dr Boston, MA 02215.
Email: zak [at] fsf.org
If you can't make it to the Best Buy, you're still more than welcome to join us for food and drinks at Cornwall's after about 8:15. It's at 654 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215, right at the Kenmore T Station on the B, C and D branches of the Green Line.
We're working on interesting materials to hand out as conversation starters. If you'd like to contribute graphic design skills, time for collecting materials, or just brainstorm ideas, let me know in a reply. We're also looking for volunteer photographer with their own camera.
Reminder: We will also be having our regular monthly meeting the following day (Wednesday, May 7) at Akamai. We're thrilled to have Dick Miller demonstrating Fotoxx as part of our "Free Software for Photographers" series. And to kickstart the meeting, we'll have a brief talk on DRM by FSF Licensing & Compliance Manager Joshua Gay. Details here: Free Software Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/desktop-linux-users-group/events/169228352/).