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International day against DRM 2018

What does DRM even mean?

What does DRM even mean?

Eliminate DRM

DRM means "Digital Right Management" but some opponents of DRM prefer to call it "Digital Restrictions Management".

It is a method to prevent the customer from doing certain things like making copies. DRM is a tool that restricts the user from doing certain things. DRM is about restrictions, not rights.

Why is DRM bad?

Why is DRM bad?

  • DRM can require you to be online all the time.
    It is possible that you can't access your product without internet;
  • DRM can track you;
  • DRM can remove your product
    (yes this means that you can lose what you paid for);
  • DRM is against free software;
  • DRM isn't a security layer as some might think.
    DRM removal software exist;
My personal experience with DRM

My personal experience with DRM

I use a windows 10 KVM for college purposes. The steam trap caught me before I knew about DRM and free software. I might leave steam some day.

The steam alternative that I recommend is GOG WARNING this site contains proprietary or unlicensed JS! . GOG is DRM-free. The struggle of not being able to play some games without internet is not the nicest thing to experience.

I do not play a lot of games nowadays since I have other things to do. Time is limited so I prefer to work on projects instead of playing games.

How can you help?

How can you help?

There are many ways to help us. Defective by design has a campaign against DRM WARNING this site contains proprietary or unlicensed JS! every year. Their site also contains more ways to protest against DRM.