Apparently various offshoots of the Free Software Foundation including Defective by Design are orchestrating unusual and creative protests against DRM claiming that DRM will provide a toehold for worldwide fascism, or something like that. Whatever the case you have to admire the fact that they all went out and bought hazmat suits for their protest march.
Again, for some reason, the Pacific Northwest is the nexus for a new trend.
Here’s a link to the prime example:
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We dressed up in HAZMAT suits and handed out fliers outside of Bill Gates’ keynote speech at WinHEC 2006 in Seattle.
It is my opinion that Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Treacherous Computing (aka Trusted Computing/TC) are the number one threats to free and open source desktop operating systems such as GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and more.
I would be remiss if I let the large industry players (Microsoft, Apple, Real, Intel, etc.) force this technology on an unsuspecting public without attempting to inform them of what they are giving up in return for a magical world of DRM convenience.
foisted on me by Andrew Becherer