[Bglug] Anti-DRM Day

2006-12-07 15:00

In the grand tradition of making up your own holiday's whenever you feel like it, today is Anti-DRM day. From Boing Boing:

Today is October 3, the International Day Against DRM -- the first global day where people rise up and say no to anti-copying technology that treats you like a crook. Remember, DRM doesn't stop "piracy" -- the only people who get DRM infections are people who don't pirate their media. You get DRM by buying your movies, music, games and books through authorized channels -- the stuff you download from P2P or buy off of a blanket at a flea-market has already had the DRM cracked off of it. They say that DRM "keeps honest people honest" -- but all it does is keep honest people in chains.

Soo, since today falls on a LUG meeting, and we don't have any presentations prepared, I'll bring my computer and demonstrate ripping a DVD movie protected with Sony's Arccoss (deliberately inserted bad sectors) using native open source tools (namely, vlc). I encourage anyone with DVD's that have been troublesome on Linux to bring them along and we can test me methods.

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