Librarians And Readers Against DRM [Updated]

from the pushing-back dept

HarperCollins recently announced it would limit library e-book checkouts to 26, after which said e-books "bought" and paid for by libraries would self-destruct. Some librarians I know were none too thrilled about this, and asked me to create a graphic to show it:

 

 
What ebout non-librarians who are against DRM? By popular demand, I modified the graphic for everyone:
 
 
These were produced for The Readers Bill of Rights for Digital Books, which encourages everyone to copy the images and spread the word.

 Update: we've added an Authors Against DRM graphic, again by popular demand (from authors).

 

 

Filed Under: drm, ebooks, librarians


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  1. identicon
    Matt Goins, 10 Mar 2011 @ 10:45am

    Who I am

    Hi, I'm Matt Goins, and I mostly do web development and consulting on a freelance basis. I am an "open source type" or whatever the AC above said.

    I am personally against copyright, but I don't think you have to be against copyright to be against DRM.

    DRM is *much, much* worse than copyright, but that's just my opinion.

    It sucks that some of the anonymous posters here consider this "astroturfing", but since it's a project run by just a tiny group of people, that might be a valid thing to label it.

    I hope we have enough astroturf to carpet the whole globe with anti-DRM sentiment! ;)

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